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Letter Carriers Hold National Food Drive

MEDFORD, Ore – Letter carriers are collecting donations as part of the biggest single day food drive in the country.

Homeowners across the country were encouraged to place non-perishable food donations by their mailboxes for the Stamp Out Hunger Drive.

Letter carriers picked up the donations along their routes. Those donations were then dropped off at local food banks.

This is the tenth year of the drive. Organizers say the drive brought in 70-million pounds of food last year.

“Our trucks do get full. You’d be surprised at the end of the day how much food we have,” said Edd Maris, a U.S. Postal Service employee.

According to the Department of Agriculture, around 50-million Americans struggle with hunger every day. Letter carriers say they see more people participate in the drive each year.