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Stamp Out Hunger collects thousands of pounds of food for local food banks

Posted at 8:56 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 00:10:07-04

Local food banks released information Monday on how much food was collected during the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

The United States Postal Service held the event on Saturday.

It’s held on the second Saturday in May every year, and the goal is to give back to people in need.

The Santa Barbara County Foodbank says its Santa Maria warehouse received more than 28,000 pounds of donated food.

The Santa Barbara warehouse collected 27,000 pounds of food.

The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County is expected to release its donation results later this week.

People were asked to leave food donations in packages next to their mailbox. Letter carriers then picked up the bag for delivery to local food banks.

The Post Office says people can still leave donations with their carrier or take donations to their local Post Office over the next few days.