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Letter carrier food drive Saturday

Published: Friday, May 9, 2014 9:30 a.m. CDT

The annual postal service Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is scheduled for Saturday.

This is the 22nd time the National Association of Letter Carriers is conducting the food drive.

Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food along their routes from customers. The food will then be sorted and delivered to local food pantries.

Residents are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, canned meats and fish, pasta, peanut butter, rice or cereal, next to their mailbox before the regular mail delivery on Saturday, the letter carriers association said in a news release.

Last year, letter carriers collected 74.4 million pounds of food donations along their postal routes, the second-highest amount since the food drive began in 1992. That brought the total to nearly 1.3 billion pounds for the food drive, according to the letter carriers association.

- Northwest Herald

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