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22nd Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va (WVIR) -

Postal workers in central Virginia and around the country are on a mission to "stamp out" hunger. Saturday marked the 22nd annual Letter Carriers Food Drive.

Dozens of volunteers packed the U.S. Post Office on Seminole Trail to sort and pack donated items. Every year, the drive manages to bring in thousands of pounds of food for the Blue Ridge Area Food bank and this year is no exception.

Joe Caputi of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank stated, “This is the single biggest food drive that we have each year, so this represents a really good amount of food and what it's going to do is carry us through the summer when we usually go into a slump.”

In past years, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has collected around 200,000 pounds of food during this drive alone. They're hoping to exceed that number this year, to help feed hungry families in central Virginia and the valley.

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