Leave nonperishable food items at mailbox Saturday to 'Stamp Out Hunger'

May 9, 2013 at 12:09 a.m.

Letter carriers hope to be picking up more than mail Saturday and help "Stamp Out Hunger" in the process.

The U.S. Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers are taking part in the nation's largest single-day food drive, according to a news release from the Postal Service.

Postal customers are asked to leave nonperishable food items at their mailboxes for letter carriers to pick up and deliver to the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent.

"This food drive is so important for us. We are in need of food," said Robin Cadle, food bank executive director.

The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent serves 11 counties and about 100 agencies in getting food to those that need it most, Cadle said.

Examples of nonperishable food items include peanut butter; canned soup, canned meats and fish; canned vegetables, fruits and juices; and boxed goods such as cereal, pasta and rice.

In 2012, more than 38,000 pounds of food were donated to the food bank during the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

To learn how you can help, donate or volunteer, call 361-578-0591.



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