This Saturday, May 13, local postal letter carriers will join others in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America picking up bags of food to benefit their local communities.
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. This is the 25th year for the drive which has delivered more than one billion pounds of food the past 24 years.
Watch your mailbox for a bag left by your carrier. Fill it with non-perishable food items and leave it by or on your mailbox. Saturday, your carrier will pick it up.
Locally, items will be sorted and delivered to Atmore Area Christian Care Ministry.
The top requested non-perishable food items are cereal, pasta, pasta sauce or spaghetti sauce, rice, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meals (such as soups, chili and pasta), 100 percent juice, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned protein (tuna, chicken and turkey), beans (canned or dry). You also can donate healthy, low-sodium, low-sugar items such as beans, oatmeal and other whole grains, and canola or olive oil.