On Saturday, May 14, more than 230,000 letter carriers nationwide, including more than 5,000 here in the Valley, will be picking up canned food donations on their regular mail routes during the 19th annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive.

 Throughout the week leading up to the food drive, local letter carriers will be dropping off reminder post cards and special grocery bags to both city and rural residents' mailboxes. The letter carriers encourage those who can help to fill the bags, or any other grocery bag, with nonperishable food items and leave them by their mailboxes on the morning of May 14. Your letter carrier will do the rest, making sure the food gets to the Arizonans dealing with hunger issues in our state.

Items most needed by the food banks include canned fruit and soups, pasta, peanut butter, 100 percent fruit juice (in plastic bottles), canned meat, rice and cereal.

For more information visit www.helpstampouthunger.org

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