UFCW Local One, which represents 2,000 members in Utica, held an event recently at Chanatry’s Hometown Market to collect non-perishable food for the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
Stamp Out Hunger is the largest single-day food drive in the country, and the UFCW is a national, premier sponsor of the event, in partnership with the National Association of Letter Carriers.
UFCW Local One and the Central New York Labor Council came together to sponsor a food drive in an effort to Stamp Out Hunger on May 11.
Chanatry’s Hometown Market, a family owned grocery store, hosted the event.
Chanatry’s is also the official union store. More than 730 pounds of non-perishable food items were collected, thanks to the generosity of union members, their families, and the community. These items will be donated to area food pantries in hopes to eradicate hunger in Utica.
“Every day, 49 million Americans suffer from food insecurity. As a union that represents grocery stores, food processing and meat packing plants, we see this firsthand. We want to do our part in helping our friends and neighbors put food on the table because no hardworking family should have to struggle alone,” said UFCW Local One President Frank DeRiso, international vice president, president, UFCW Local One.