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National Food Bank Week

This week is National Food Bank Week, a reminder to start thinking about the ways we can help others as the holiday season approaches. Food banks are, sadly, an all too necessary and common feature of life in the United States today, where low wages leave too many families forced to choose between paying bills and buying groceries.

Working Families Respond to Mass Shooting in Nevada

After yet another mass shooting last night, this time in Las Vegas, working families and their allies responded to the tragic evening. Below are their responses.

Steve Sisolak, chair of Clark County Commission in Las Vegas, has set up a GoFundMe page to collect donations to aid the victims and their families. Please visit the Las Vegas Victims' Fund and contribute what you can.

"Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive

UFCW Local 1459 is participating in the National Association of Letter Carriers "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive which will be happening on Saturday May 13, 2017.

I am reaching out to all of the Stewards to help in the collection of Non-perishable foods. Anything you can donate and or collect will go a long way in showing how much we care about helping to improve our communities.

Last year more than 80 million pounds of food was collected and made "Stamp Out Hunger" the largest single day food drive in world history.

Local 1459 is proud to take part in this year’s drive and needs all of your help to make this year more successful than last year.
 
You can bring a non-perishable food item to the Steward Seminar or collections can be dropped off at Local 1459's office until Thursday, May 11th, 2017, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm or call Dean Ethier at (781) 603-7843 and he will be happy to pick up donations.

UFCW Locals Join Forces on National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Last month, UFCW Locals 27, 227, 400, 655 and 888 partnered with Faces of Our Children and Howard University during National Sickle Cell Awareness Month.

The locals held actions to help raise awareness, support and funding for the fight against sickle cell disease, and also helped families who are coping with the disease with bills and food. Faces of Our Children is active in 12 states.

UFCW 1459 Stands with Foreclosure Victim

No One Leaves protest at the home of Alex Richardson, UFCW Local 1459 member August 22, 2014. Springfield, MA police help forcibly evict 61 year old Alex Richardson from his home of over 30 years at the request of Wells Fargo. Alex is a retired Springfield firefighter who is currently a substitute teacher for the Springfield Public Schools and a member of UFCW Local 1459.

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