Postal carriers help 'stamp out hunger'

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Postal carriers help 'stamp out hunger' with the National Letter Carriers annual food drive.

On Saturday, postal carriers collected donated non-perishable food left outside residential mailboxes.

United States Postal Service Branch 4319 President, Jim Raymond says May is a time of year food banks tend to run low on food. Raymond says the food drives help restock the shelves.

"Usually we are getting between 40,000 and 60,000 pounds of food," said Raymond.

Raymond said, the donations help families in need."Kids are getting out of school and they are not going to be getting those meals during the morning and during the afternoon," he said.

Raymond says postal carriers will still be collecting food on Monday, May 14th.

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