Helping the NALC’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive


“To bring awareness to the country’s largest single day food drive,  Valpak featured the Stamp Out Hunger food drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers on 36 million blue envelopes in May, reminding consumers to donate non-perishable food items to help support families that need assistance.

The food drive was held Saturday, May 9, with letter carriers throughout the nation once again picking up bags of donated food from the communities they serve.”

Once again, Valpak employees held several fundraising events from lunches to bake sales to help raise money to buy groceries. They also bought and brought in groceries throughout the month of May.

This was the 12th year  the coupon company has been involved in the food drive.

Here, Michael Vivio, president of Valpak/CTM poses with Pam from the USPS; and with representatives from local food banks from the St. Petersburg Free Clinic and RCS, along with Al Friedman from the NALC.

This was a big event every year for the company. I spent countless hours buying groceries, clipping coupons, stacking  and boxing groceries, planning the company event at the VMC and volunteering at the post office on the actual day. I’ll never forget Stamp Out Hunger!


About marsha strickhouser

Plate Girl, or Marsha, is not a girl, but a full grown woman who has been collecting dishes - yes, dishes - since I was a little girl. My grandmother was a newspaper food editor, my mother was a teacher and later an antiques dealer. I am guilty of reading Southern Living magazines ... just to look at the PLATES the recipes were served on.  I have more dishes than I need, and I promise I have given plates and sets of dishes to many, many people over the years. I believe setting a festive table makes the meal better and the day or night more memorable. I live in Tampa Bay were I set my table (and the tables of as many others who let me), as well as visit restaurants, hotels and beaches where I admire and photograph all things I think are pretty.  I have my degree in journalism from the University of Miami and have worked in public relations for more than 20 years. To contact me about about a blogging relationship, please email me at

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