Postal service employees across the nation are calling on the public’s help this Saturday for the 27th Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
The public can get involved by leaving nonperishable items in or near their mailbox before their letter carrier comes.
Last year, the one day event brought in 71.6 million pounds of food.
“People should get involved as a way to give back and help the people in and around the Greenville area who are food depended – who might need an extra hand,” said Tony Mainolfi, Food Drive Coordinator, Greenville Postal Service.
Here in the East, the postal service is working alongside the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
“I see it grow each year. We collect more and more food each year and that is fantastic. The people of Greenville are very giving,” said Mainolfi.
They are looking for items like canned vegetables, cereal, rice, and grains. All of the food received stays here in the East.
You should have received a blue grocery bag in your mailbox to put your donations in; however, staff say if you lose your bag or did not get one, you can use any bag.