The United States Postal Service is having their Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Saturday.
The food drive happens on the second Saturday in May every year. The initiative is geared toward giving back to people who may not know where their next meal is coming from.
The postal service bags healthy, non-perishable food and puts the packages next to a mailbox. Then, letter carriers pick up the bag and deliver it to local food banks, where they are distributed to those in need.
“It’s worthwhile, one of the most important things I see every year is families out there going grocery shopping essentially when they see the food out,” City Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service Joe Gibson said. “And sometimes they get a little nervous when they see us and we let them know this is why it’s here, take what you need.”
Last year, the Foodbank of San Luis Obispo County received nearly 70,000 pounds of food.
The postal service said people need to leave bag donations for letter carriers by Saturday.