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Postal Service prepares for food drive

On Saturday, the United States Postal Service will team up with letter carriers to conduct the annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive.

The nation's 210,000 letter carriers, including those locally, will collect food donations left at mailboxes and deliver them to food banks and other hunger relief organizations.

The event is the nation's largest single-day food drive, having collected more than 1 billion pounds of food since 1993, according to a news release.

Residents may leave a bag of nonperishable items where their carrier normally delivers mail. Examples of items to leave include canned and boxed goods (such as cereal), pasta and rice.

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