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You can help 'Stamp Out Hunger' with USPS

Stamp Out Hunger proclamation in Green Bay, May 12, 2023. (WLUK)
Stamp Out Hunger proclamation in Green Bay, May 12, 2023. (WLUK)
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GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The largest one-day food drive in the U.S. is this weekend.

Every second Saturday in May, United States Postal Service carriers across America will collect non-perishable food donations left in mailboxes and in post offices to be donated to local community food banks, pantries and shelters.

On Friday, Green Bay leaders reminded the community of the USPS Stamp Out Hunger drive happening Saturday.

To participate, all you have to do is place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before 9 a.m. The carrier and volunteers will do the rest.

Jack Mannion, USPS letter carrier in Green Bay, says it's always a friendly competition between the east and west sides of the city.

“Historically from what I’ve seen in years previously, the east side has pulled maybe 75,000 – 80,000 pounds, where the west side might pull in 85,000 pounds, so we kind of compete with one another but we want to get as much as we possibly can," Mannion said.

He adds that people should avoid donating expired food, as well as pet food.

Once the food is collected, it's sorted, and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families.

The drive has delivered more than 1.82 billion pounds of food nationally in the past 30 years.

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