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Letter carriers help to Stamp Out Hunger

May 10, 2008

Albany--Postal workers in Albany and across the nation picked up food today in an effort to stamp out hunger.

Carriers in Dougherty county and parts of Lee and Worth counties picked up non-perishable food items like canned meats, soup, and vegetables that many of you left out today.

Those items were taken to the main post office in Albany where they were weighed.

Last year more than 20 thousand pounds of food was collected to be distributed to 11 area food banks, organizations and churches.

"These agencies either distribute food to people in the area that may be homeless, or don't have enough food. Some of them provide meals for them and so basically what we're trying to do is just help them keep up their stock," said Mike Freitas, Food Drive Coordinator.

76 letter carriers and 8 retirees helped to pick up the food items, this is the 16th year of the food drive.

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