Throughout the year, our letter carriers are busy bringing us the mail. On Saturday, it's time to help them by giving back a few cans of food.

Carriers hope to pick up 20,000 pounds of non-perishable food for local food banks on their routes Saturday. It's the annual "Stamp Out Hunger" drive sponsored by the postal service and the National Association of Letter Carriers.

Last year, Norman postal customers donated a generous 17,000 pounds of food. Unlike other drives, the food stays in Norman for use by emergency food pantries and shelters.

The food is gathered during the routes Saturday, put in tubs and weighed and delivered to the food banks within a three-hour period Saturday afternoon and evening.

Nationwide, the drive this past year brought in 71.3 million pounds of food. So, when you go out to get the newspaper Saturday morning, remind yourself to leave a sack of food for the letter carrier. Norman's hungry will appreciate you for it.

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