The largest single-day food drive in the United States—one which helps St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and other Arizona Food Banks survive during the long, hot summer—also happens to be one of the easiest to be a part of.

All it takes is a quick trip to your mailbox.

On Saturday, May 14, more than 5,000 letter carriers across the Valley will pick up canned food donations on their regular mail routes during the 24th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive.

Throughout the week leading up to the food drive, letter carriers will drop  off reminder post cards and special grocery bags to both city and rural residents’ mailboxes.  Items most needed by the food banks include canned fruit and vegetables, soups and meals in a can, pasta, peanut butter, tuna, rice and cereal.

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