USPS collecting food donations from your mailbox this weekend

You may have gotten the little bag in your mail this week - the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 11. 

This is the food drive where you just leave your donations in a bag by your mailbox, and your letter carrier will take care of the rest. Only non perishable food items will be accepted. 

The food drive is happening in Detroit and other cities across the country, making this the largest single-day food drive in the U.S. Donations given in the metro Detroit area will go to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. 

Around 700,000 people have food insecurities in the five counties that Gleaners serves. One in six of those are children. 

Forty seven percent of those receiving food assistance work, so you never know who your donations will help out. 

Most-wanted foods include:
Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon)
Canned and boxed meals (soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese)
Canned or dried beans and peas (black, pinto, lentils)
Pasta, rice cereal
Canned fruits
100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
Canned vegetables