Postal Workers Take Part in Local Food Drive

MAY 13, 2006 -- More than 400,000 people in North Carolina suffer from hunger. Volunteers are trying to prevent that hunger, one mailbox at a time.

Local letter carriers did more than pick up mail on their normal Saturday routes. They also picked up non-perishable food items in the 14th Annual Stamp Out Hunger event.

The items were taken to area post offices to be sorted. They will then be sent to the Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina.

Food bank officials expect to collect about 75,000 pounds of food from Saturday's efforts. The drive will provide North Carolinians with more than 60,000 meals.

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