Sorting Food for the Hungry: AFSCME Local 3634 Makes a Difference

AFSCME members never quit on their comunity as dedicated public service providers. And that committment doesn't end at the close of the work day, either.

Enter the MTA Supervisors in AFSCME Local 3634, who stepped up to support the less fortunate and hungry by volunteering to sort foods at a pantry in Los Angeles. The occasion was part of a recent "Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive" sponsored by the LA County Labor Federation and National Association of Letter Carriers. The food was later distributed to shelters, churches and senior centers.

"We were able to sort and create thousands of pounds of food boxes to help needy families throughout Southern California,"  said Local 3634 President Al Cromer with pride.  "Assisting the community and those in need is what our Local is about."

He offered a "big shout out" to his "union brothers and sisters" who gave up personal time to make a difference. Among Local 3634's volunteers were: Ernie Paredes, JJ Serrano, Bonita Geyen, Veronica Gunn and Melvin Stokes.