A proposal would end Saturday first-class mail delivery.
The U.S. Postal Service is reportedly announcing on Wednesday that it will stop Saturday first-class mail delivery by Aug. 1, reported CBS News. Mail personnel have delivered mail on Saturdays for 150 years, but the plan is to end regular mail service, while maintaining Saturday delivery for packages and express mail, said CBS News. The move is the latest attempt by the cash-strapped federal department to save money. It has already cut employees and service, but still reportedly lost $16 billion last year. What do you think about this idea? Would you miss Saturday mail service?
Drop off non-perishable food items at your mailbox today to help "stamp out" hunger.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) are hoping to coordinate the largest food drive to combat hunger this year all day today. Residents are asked to put any non-perishable foods like canned soup, canned vegetables, canned meats and fish, pasta, rice or cereal in a sturdy bag next to their mailbox before the regular delivery today, Saturday, May 14. This is the 19th annual NALC National Food Drive to stamp out hunger. The one-day drive is held on the second Saturday in May in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states. Last year, the NALC collected a record 77.1 million pounds of food donations along their postal routes—pushing the total to more than 1 billion pounds for the food drive, which began in 1992. NALC President …