Postal carriers collect food donations at your mailbox Saturday, May 12

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For the 20th year, letter carriers will work to combat hunger by collecting food donations at your mailbox May 12. 

Residents can help the Stamp Out Hunger food drive by leaving a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods next to their mailbox prior to regular mail deliver time that day.   They’re seeking items such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice and cereal.

“Letter carriers will collect these food donations as they deliver the mail and take them to their local food bank or pantry,” said a spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service.

The Stamp Out Hunger campaign began in the 1980s and went nationwide in 1992. 

Last year, letter carriers collected more than 70 million pounds of food donated by customers on their delivery routes. 

For more information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, visit or, and follow the drive at