Postal carriers will be collecting donations of nonperishable food Saturday for distribution to the poor.

The annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive “provides assistance to the millions of Americans who are struggling to put food on their tables every day,” according to a U.S. Postal Service news release.

The event is a joint effort of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Harvesters Community Food Network, Price Chopper and Campbell’s Soup.

This is the 21st year of the drive.

Last year the drive collected more than 70 million pounds of food donations.

People wishing to donate are asked to put the items in a sturdy bag at their residential mailbox for pickup by letter carriers. Organizers ask that no glass containers be donated.

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