Kevin Martucci shows off the food collected for the upcoming Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 12.
The nation's largest single-day food drive will take place on Saturday, May 12, when postal workers in Alexandria will join others across the country in the 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
Last year's drive brought in more than 70 million pounds of food nationwide, raising the total to 1.1 billion pounds of food collected since the drive began in 1992.
To participate in this year's drive, place bags of non-perishable food items by your mail box before your mail is delivered May 12. Donations can also be dropped off at local post office branches throughout the city.
Donations of non-perishable food, including pet food, will be distributed by the letter carriers to local shelters and food banks such as ALIVE!
Official sponsors of this year's drive are the National Rural Letter Carriers' Association, Campbell Soup Company, Valpak, U.S. Postal Service, United Way, AFLCIO, Feeding America, Uncle Bob's Self- Storage and AARP.
For more information, visit www.helpstampouthunger.com.