The National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger in Clatsop County campaign takes place Saturday.

Letter carriers throughout Oregon will collect donations of nonperishable food from their postal customers during the annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive. All donations will remain in the area where they were collected.

During the second week of May, postal customers will receive two items in the mail: a card announcing the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive and a yellow, plastic bag.

To participate in the food drive, fill the bag with nonperishable food such as tuna fish, peanut butter, soups, stews, chili, canned fruits, vegetables, beans, rice and pasta. All food items except those in glass containers or previously opened containers are welcome. For health reasons, they cannot accept food that is home canned or homemade.

Place the filled bag by the mailbox Saturday morning, when letter carriers will collect nonperishable food donations left by mailboxes and take them to their local station. Trucks will pick up the food and deliver it to the Clatsop Regional Food Bank for distribution to emergency food pantries, meal sites and emergency shelters throughout the county.

For information, or to make a cash donation, call Clatsop Regional Food Bank Manager, Diana Johnson, at 325-1400.

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