Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) filed an extension of remarks in the United States House of Representatives congratulating the Western New York Letter Carriers for their first place nation finish in the annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.
“The resolve of the 2,100 members of Branch 3 to collect and process donations at community food banks is commendable, and it is just another example of the hard work and dedication that our letter carriers put into their jobs,” said Congressman Higgins in his remarks into the Congressional Record. “Despite long winters and the harsh cold, each year the postal carriers have been dependable and enthusiastic, and their first place position in the ``Stamp out Hunger'' food drive perfectly illustrates these traits.”
On Saturday, May 7th Congressman Higgins joined Cheektowaga Letter Carrier Dolores Propis for the kick-off of the food drive.
On June 7th, the NALC announced that Branch 3 of Buffalo/West New York managed to collect a whopping 1,896,038 pounds of donations, placing them in the lead for a third consecutive year. The National Association of Letter Carriers is over 100 years old and the Buffalo/Western New York branch was one of the founding branches in the union.