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Food drive this Saturday on Long Island

For the 2012 Stamp Out Hunger food drive,

For the 2012 Stamp Out Hunger food drive, letter carriers picked up food donated by residents along their routes and brought it to an Island Harvest warehouse in Brentwood, where 700 volunteers sorted it (May 12, 2012). Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

This may be the easiest way to help alleviate hunger on Long Island: This Saturday, May 11, simply place nonperishable foods next to your mailbox before regular mail delivery. Local letter carriers will pick up the items and bring them to local food banks.

That’s the idea behind the 21st annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, an annual collaboration between the National Association of Letter Carriers (the labor union of most of America’s letter carriers) and the Campbell Soup Company.

Last year the association's Long Island branch collected 444,000 pounds of food for local hunger-relief organizations.

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