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Local letter carriers picking up food donations for largest single-day food drive in U.S.

More than 124,000 pounds collected last year

Local letter carriers picking up food...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Letter carriers are helping local families by collecting food donations this weekend.

The 25th annual Letter Carriers' Food Drive to "Stamp Out Hunger" is this Saturday. Mail carriers will collect non-perishable food and hygiene items near mailboxes.

Last year, letter carriers collected more than 124,000 pounds of food in our area.

Donation organizers say the Letter Carriers' Food Drive is the largest single-day food drive in the country.

"It's our way of giving back to help the community, and the community also helps us by donating the food. It's wonderful, the camaraderie that we have between the post office and the community,” said U.S. Postal Service Food Drive Coordinator Timothy Griffin.

Make sure any donations are near your mailbox by 8:30 Saturday morning. If you would like to volunteer to collect donations, find out how at UGetConnected.org.


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