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Mail Carriers Drop Off Bags for Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Posted: Updated: May 9, 2013 06:05 PM

Thursday, mail carriers are dropping off more than just mail. They are dropping off bags for the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

Mail carriers are dropping off white bags and will return Saturday to pick them up.  All of the food collected will go to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank for its largest food collection of the year.

Food bank employees say this is the time of year they really need donations from the community.

"The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is so important to us because it's hitting off what we call the 'summer slump,' which is a time of the year where our donations of food at the food bank just fall off to really low levels," said Joe Caputi of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.   

Caputi says the food bank needs canned goods, especially fruits and vegetables. He says peanut butter and canned tuna are also great donations.

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