MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Helping to feed families in need will be as easy as going to your mailbox Saturday.

Postal workers will be collecting food items for the 22nd annual Letter Carrier Food Drive.

Plastic bags have been placed in many mailboxes ready for donations to fill them.

Help “stamp out hunger” with generous donations of peanut butter, canned soup, canned meats and fish, canned vegetables, fruits and juices, boxed goods (such as cereal), and pasta and rice.

Leave your bag of non-perishable food items at your mailbox for your city or rural letter carrier to pick up.  All donated goods will be brought back to the Post Office and/or to a local charity to be sorted.  All donations will benefit hungry families and individuals in your community.

Officials encourage donations because springtime is when many food banks resources are depleted.

Most donations happen during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons, but by summer, the cupboards are bare.

The donated food items will not only help food banks, but also school breakfast and lunch programs for children in need.

Last year, more than 74.4 million pounds of non-perishable food — the second-highest amount since the drive began in 1992 were donated.




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