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Stamp out hunger

This Saturday is the 22nd annual food drive by the National Association of Letter Carries to help end hunger.

There are 10,000 cities in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam who are collecting bags of non-perishable food items as they deliver mail along their routes Saturday. Anyone who wants to participate during Saturday’s food drive can place a bag with non-perishable food items next to their mailbox before their letter carrier arrives.

The non-perishable items collected will be delivered to the local food pantries, Faith Family Food Bank, Madison County Food Pantry and Harvest of Hope Food Pantry by letter carries, family members and volunteers.

According to the national Food Drive partner Feeding America, 49 million Americans may not know where their next meal is coming from, this figure includes nearly 16 million children.

Maridee Lawson is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-783-3366 or

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