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Postal Service aims to stamp out hunger with annual food drive

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

On Saturday, the United States Postal Service will team up with its letter carriers for the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive across the nation to collect food donations for the millions of Americans struggling with hunger each day.

About 48 million Americans, including 17 million children, are struggling with hunger today. About 210,000 letter carriers nationwide will collect food donations left at the mailboxes in more than 10,000 communities including Spokane and deliver them to food banks and other hunger relief organizations.

Celebrating its 24th anniversary this year, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, having collected more than 1.4 billion pounds of food since its inception in 1993. Last year more than 71 million pounds of food were collected. 

For more information on how to help, visit 2nd Harvest's website here: http://lettercarriers.inland.volunteerhub.com/events/index

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