INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Local letter carriers picked up special packages Saturday morning.
It was all part of an effort to Stamp Out Hunger in what has become the nation’s largest single-day food drive.
When carriers dropped off mail, they picked up residents’ non-perishable food items to be given to local food banks.
In the last 22 years, more than 1.2 billion pounds of food donations have been collected during the drive.
Saturday morning on Daybreak, organizers said this year is just as important as any other.
“This is a time of need for people. 49 million Americans go to bed hungry almost every night. 16 million of those are children,” Paul Toms with the National Association of Letter Carriers said.
Organizers hoped to raise more than 70,000 pounds of food locally.