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May 7, 2004

Valdosta - They've set a pretty steep goal. "One hundred thousand pounds of food in one day," said Jennifer Glisson.

That's four semi trucks full of food, and how much America's Second Harvest Food Bank hopes to collect this weekend during the national Stamp Out Hunger food drive. "Last year we collected just over 80,000 pounds, and that ranked fourth in the nation in our division," said Glisson.

Reminder cards came in the mail Thursday, and letter carriers spent Friday delivering collection bags. "We need canned soups, meats, vegetables, anything high in protein we really need to help get us through the summer months," said Glisson.

Its a simple way to feed thousands of people. Just take the bag you received in the mail, fill it with non-perishable food items, and leave it in or beside your mailbox on Saturday. "The letter carrier picks it up, takes it to the post office and we sort it and ship it here to the food bank," said Glisson. "We've added white collection boxes so people who have post office boxes can donate too," said Glisson.

Your donation will keep thousands of people from going hungry. "We have over 300 agencies we serve and they serve hundreds of thousands of people," said Glisson. People whose lives are being changed, one mailbox at a time.

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