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Stamp out hunger food drive has big goal

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Your mail carrier will make it easy for you to give to charity Saturday.

For the 17th year, letter carriers ask you to leave non-perishable food items at your mailbox.

Last year, they collected 21,000 pounds of food.

This year their goal is 36,000 pounds.

 Letter Carrier Mike Freitas said "We know that the need is greater. With all the unemployment the nation has been experiencing, we know that it's even harder now."

In Dougherty County the food will be given to 14 organizations like Open Arms, the Salvation Army, and St. Claire's.

They will also accept donations at the Albany Sam's Club and Harvey Super Markets from 9 to 1 Saturday.

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