UPDATE: Mail carriers Stamp Out Hunger

By: Kevin Lewis Email
By: Kevin Lewis Email
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A few steps out to your mailbox was all it took today to help stamp out hunger on Saturday.

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana teamed up with the United States Postal Service for the food drive.

Brown paper bags were left right at people's mailboxes ready for pick-up.

Volunteers and letter carriers hit the streets to collect as much food as they could.

“Last year we collected 130 thousand pounds,” said Marijo Martinec, Director of Community Impact for Food Bank of Northern Indiana. “We've had goal of 200 thousand. If every house in St Joe County donated two canned goods we would actually exceed our goal.”

Late today, the food bank shared its unofficial total of nearly 120 thousand pounds collected.

They'll have the official total on Monday when they pick up the barrels from Kroger and Martin's.

And if they meet their goal, the food drive coordinator will cut off his long pony tail!

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