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H.Res. 322 (116th): Recognizing the National Association of Letter Carriers one-day food drive.


The text of the resolution below is as of Apr 15, 2019 (Introduced). The resolution was not adopted.


IV

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 322

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 15, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Ryan, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Turner, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Gibbs, and Ms. Kaptur) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

RESOLUTION

Recognizing the National Association of Letter Carriers one-day food drive.

Whereas the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) began their one-day food drive in 1992;

Whereas for many years prior to 1992, a number of NALC branches collected food for the needy in the communities they served;

Whereas in 1992, 10 cities were selected to explore a coordinated effort, and a pilot food drive was held in Columbus, Ohio, by Branch 78 of the NALC;

Whereas the pilot food drive was so successful that the food drive was then expanded nationwide;

Whereas a nationwide one-day food drive was organized for May 15, 1993, with the goal of having at least one NALC Branch participate in each of the 50 States;

Whereas more than 220 NALC branches participated in the first national one-day food drive and set a one-day record for food collection in the United States by collecting more than 11,000,000 pounds of food;

Whereas in 2018, the NALC collected over 71,600,000 pounds of food to help restock food banks, pantries, and shelters throughout the United States;

Whereas 2018 marked the 15th consecutive year that the Nation’s largest one-day food drive collected more than 70,000,000 pounds of food;

Whereas the NALC one-day food drive has collected more than 1,670,000,000 pounds of food since it began in 1993; and

Whereas the NALC one-day food drive occurs on the second Saturday in May each year: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

recognizes the National Association of Letter Carriers’ one-day food drive; and

(2)

honors the National Association of Letter Carriers for their distinguished community service and philanthropic efforts.