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Letter carriers' food drive set for May 11

Published May 6, 2013 9:19 am

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The Postal Service and its letter carriers will hold their annual food drive May 11, according to a news release.

Utahns are encouraged to participate by placing nonperishable food items in bags and leaving them by their mailboxes before mail delivery that day. All food collected will go to community food banks and pantries in the state.

This is the 21st year for the Postal Service's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which has collected more than 1 billion pounds of food since its inception, the release said. Last year Americans donated more than 70 million pounds of food, including 1 million pounds of food in Utah.