Letter carriers' food drive is Saturday

CHAMPAIGN — Usually it's your letter carrier who leaves things for you, but on one day this weekend you can make it the other way around and help reduce hunger in your community.

The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive Saturday.

To participate, leave non-perishable food in a sturdy bag by your mailbox, and your letter carrier will pick it up and get it to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank or a local food pantry in your county.

Letter carriers are participating throughout East Central Illinois, foodbank spokeswoman Julie Melton said.

This food drive was first started in 1992. Last year, it brought in 74.4 million pounds of food across the country, bringing the total food collected for all years this event has taken place to 1.3 billion pounds.

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