LA CROSSE, Wis. -

Along with collecting mail this weekend, the post office is also helping people in need.

They're teaming up with the United Way for the 21st annual Letter Carrier's Food Drive.

People can set out non-perishable food items by their mailbox this Saturday and letter carriers will collect it when they are on their normal route.

Last year, more than 125,000 pounds of food was collected locally.

All the food will stay to help people in our community. "We know that there's a big need out there, one in six families don't know where their meal is coming from so this is our way of helping everybody to making sure everybody has food on the table," said mail carrier Timothy Griffin.

If you would like to donate, you are asked to have the food in a bag by your mailbox by 9 a.m. Saturday.

The food drive benefits five local food pantries in our area.