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May 11, 2007

Albany-- You can help stamp out hunger tomorrow by being part of the nation's largest single day food drive. The U-S Postal Service's Stamp Out Hunger project is now in its fifteenth year.  It has collected more than 765 million pounds of food.

All you have to do is leave a sturdy bag, with non-perishable foods next to your mailbox prior to your regular mail delivery time tomorrow.  Letter carriers say it feels good to give back to their community.

"All of the letter carriers I know feel good about it because they can give back to the community, in a way that we would not be able to do otherwise" said Letter Carrier Mike Freitas.

According to America's Second Harvest Food Bank, 35-million people are  hungry or at risk of hunger. Items collected in Albany will be split up and  distributed to various food banks throughout the area.

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