PORTAGE (WKZO) -- The annual Stamp Out Hunger Postal Service Food Drive is once again underway, as letter carriers all over the country will be picking up donations from postal customers, and then giving those donations to organizations that help feed the needy. The mail carriers will be dropping off grocery bags in mail boxes this week, and then picking up the donations on Saturday. National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 246 President Tom Minshall, of Portage, says that all you have to do is leave non perishable food items in the bag out by your mailbox.
"The easiest thing for us is if the food is just put in bags because we can just grab them, put them in the truck, and then go," Minshall told WKZO. "We can work with boxes if its put in boxes. It's a little harder if the food is left out separate. Whatever folks put out we're just grateful for, and we'll make sure it gets picked up."
Around the country, over 74 million pounds of food were collected last year as part of the Stamp Out Hunger Postal Service Food Drive. Just under one point three billion pounds of food has been collected over the campaign's over 20 year existence. You can find out more at the Postal Service's website.