Sunday, May 5, 2013
North Fulton residents can participate by leaving out a bag of non-perishable food items by their mailboxes on Saturday, May 11.
The National Association of Letter Carriers' 21st annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive is coming up and North Fulton residents who participate will be making a big difference locally, say North Fulton Community Charities leaders. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable donations as they deliver mail along their postal routes on Saturday, May 11. The campaign is the nation's largest single-day food drive and North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) is the local recipient. "Every year the number of families that come to NFCC increases in the summer months by five percent to 10 percent," said NFCC Food Pantry Coordinator Kevin Tracy. "During the summer our usual sources of food collections - schools, faith communities, businesses, civic …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service announced it will end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1. Speak out: How will this affect you?
Calling the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable,” the U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. The plan to change delivery from six days a week to five would only affect first-class mail. Packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still be delivered on Saturdays, and local post offices will remain open for business Saturdays. According to the U.S. Postal Service, the reasons are continued economic struggles and the increasing use of the Internet for communications and bill paying by consumers. The U.S. Postal Service is also the only federal agency required to pre-fund health benefits for retirees, and those costs are escalating …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Priority Mail International should be mailed by Monday, Dec. 3. Express Mail can be mailed as late as Dec. 22.
Monday, December 3, 2012
With 17.9 billion pieces of mail expected to be delivered this holiday season, including 3 billion cards and letters, the U.S. Postal Service is reminding local residents to ‘Mail Early’ for the holidays.’ “The holiday season is the busiest time of year for the Postal Service but we are prepared to deliver,” says Atlanta District Manager Salvatore Vacca. During this holiday season, Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, the Postal Service also expects: Simple Tips for Holiday Mailing and Shipping: The Postal Service recommends the following mail-by dates to ensure on time arrival: Dec. 3 — Priority Mail International Dec. 10 — Priority Mail Military Dec. 11 — Express Mail International Dec. 14 — Parcel Post Dec. 17 — Global Express Guaranteed …