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Letter carriers to deliver more than just the mail Saturday

Not only will the postal workers be delivering the mail, they will also be picking up bags of nonperishable food items left by participants' mail boxes. (Source: Food Bank Eastern NC) Not only will the postal workers be delivering the mail, they will also be picking up bags of nonperishable food items left by participants' mail boxes. (Source: Food Bank Eastern NC)
Place a bag(s) filed with nonperishable food items next to your mailbox. (Source: Food Bank Eastern NC) Place a bag(s) filed with nonperishable food items next to your mailbox. (Source: Food Bank Eastern NC)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

For the 22nd consecutive year letter carries all across the county will participate in the "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive.

Not only will the postal workers be delivering the mail, they will also be picking up bags of nonperishable food items left by participants' mail boxes. Brown plastic bags were delivered in the mail with information printed on them on how to participate. If you didn't receive a bag, no worries, here's how you can participate.

Place a bag(s) filed with nonperishable food items next to your mailbox. Saturday, May 10 your mail courier will pick up the bags and bring them back to their postal branch where Food Bank volunteers will unload and organize the goods.

Most Needed Items List includes:

  • Canned Meals: Stews, Soups, Tuna, Ravioli, etc. (Pop-top cans a plus!)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cereal
  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables
  • Rice, Pasta and Dried Beans
  • Hygiene Items: Toothpaste, Shaving Items, Soap, etc.
  • Paper Products: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, etc.
  • Infant Products: Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Infant Cereal

You are asked not to include glass in your donations.

The food collected in the Cape Fear region will be distributed throughout the Food Bank Wilmington's counties: Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender.

The food received during this drive will help keep children fed during the summer that depend on free and reduced breakfast and lunch they eat at school.

You can find more information about the "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive here: www.foodbankcenc.org

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