The 27th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is this Saturday

The 27th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is this Saturday

WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - This weekend you can help provide food for those in need without leaving your home.

Starting on Thursday letter carriers will be leaving yellow plastic bags in every single mailbox around town.

They want you to fill them with non-perishable food items and leave them near your mailbox on Saturday for a letter carrier to pick up.

This is all part of the 27th annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

"Over the 26 years so far we've picked up, nationwide, over 1.5 billion pounds," said Keith Deason, a letter carrier.

All of the items donated on Saturday will stay in the community.

"The Wichita Falls food donated will come back to the food bank," said Kara Nickens, the CEO for the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank.

"Those donated in the outline area such as Burkburnett, Vernon, those will actually stay right there in those communities and go back to their pantries to help those neighbors in need."

Nickens said last year over 30 thousand pounds of non-perishable items were collected in the city Wichita Falls and they hope to beat that number this year.

"Just give what you can," said Nickens. "If you can give a couple of items that are great if you can give two or three bags, whatever you can give will be appreciated."

If you don't receive the yellow plastic bag in the mail by this Saturday officials say any grocery bag will do.

Dropping items off at the United States Postal Service on Southwest Parkway is also an option but you have to do it before Saturday.

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