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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - South Georgians joined the nation Saturday to help put a stop to hunger in our country. Residents left bags and boxes of non-perishable food by their mailboxes for the 17th annual Stamp out Hunger food drive.

Postal carriers collected that food and will distribute it to local food banks.An estimated 35 million Americans are living in hunger, and that includes 12 million children. Participants say this was an easy way for them to help someone in need.

"The Lord has been so good to us, we want to share with others what he has blessed us with. There are a lot of people who are going hungry, who don't have the money to even buy the basics. So how could we do less than help our neighbors," said Sara Miller.

The U.S. Postal Service's "Stamp Out Hunger" drive is the largest single-day food drive in the nation. The have collected three-quarters of a billion pounds of food since the drive started.

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