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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mail carriers will collect food for the hungry on Saturday

Advertiser Staff

Mail carriers in Hawai'i will be participating in the U.S. Postal Service's annual "Stamp Out Hunger" drive Saturday.

Residents are asked to donate non-perishable food items to their local food banks by placing the items next to their mail boxes just before their usual pickup times.

Mail carriers will gather the food and take it back to their post offices, where employees and their families will sort the items.

Last year, about 1,000 Hawai'i mail carriers collected more than 580,000 pounds of food.

People may donate items such as canned meats, fish, soup, juice and vegetables, and dry foods such as pasta, cereal and rice.

The drive is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers.