Postal Workers Collect Donated Food For Area Charities
When letter carriers delivered the mail Saturday, they picked up something as well. All over the country, people were asked to leave food for their carriers to distribute to hungry families in their communities.
Local charities are hoping to fulfill that need by helping with the Stamp Out Hunger food drive hosted by the Association of Letter Carriers. The national event was started back in 1993.
Last year, mail carriers from all over the country collected more than 73 million pounds of food.
According to the Department of Agriculture, hunger impacts roughly 49 million Americans.
This year's goal is to collect more than a billion pounds. They will begin distributing the food next week.
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