Nation's largest food drive starts at your mailboxon May 11, 2012 @ 2:12 pm (Updated: 9:44 pm - 5/11/12 )
Postal carriers around the nation are collecting your food bank donations right at your mailbox on Saturday, May 12. Simply leave non-perishable food items in a sack at your mailbox. Your mail carrier will then collect all of the donations and make sure they get to the food bank.
"The Postal Service is pleased to continue supporting the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) as we enter our 20th year together to help Stamp Out Hunger in America," says Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. "I am confident the 2012 campaign will be our best ever because the need continues to grow."
According to the U.S. Postal Service, the annual food drive is the largest single-day food drive in the nation and has collected more than one billion pounds of food since its inception in 1993. Last year, Americans donated more than 70 million pounds of food.
Examples of non-perishable items include:
Canned meats and fish
Canned vegetables, fruits and juices
Boxed goods (such as cereal)
Pasta and rice
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