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May 13, 2006

Albany -- Albany letter carriers picked up more than just outgoing mail on their delivery routes today. The USPS and the National Association of Letter Carriers teamed up for the annual "Stamp Out Hunger" event.

Bags of canned goods and other non-perishable food items hung from mailboxes throughout Albany neighborhoods.

It's estimated that 30-million American adults and children don't know when they will get their next meal. Food collected from today's postal route will help feed those people.

"It doesn't cost the postal service anything as far as timewise. The carriers already going to be stopping there anyway most of the time. It only takes a second or two longer to pick the food up and put it in the truck," said William Hammack.

The food will go to several area food banks including Neighbors in Need and Mt. Zion. More than 30,000 pounds of food were collected last year and they hope to be able to feed more people this year.

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