Don't forget to set nonperishable foods beside your mailbox Saturday to support the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive.
Held every second Saturday in May, more than 10,000 cities and towns participate in the largest one-day food drive in the nation, said Curtis Gay, Statesboro area letter carrier and event spokesman.
"Last year alone, we collected a record 80 million pounds of
nonperishable food, raising the 25-year history of the food drive to 1.5 billion pounds."
Over the last two years, Statesboro's donations increased from 12,000 to 20,000 pounds, he said.
"That says a lot about our community, even in these tough economic times," he said.
All you need to do it set a bag or box of nonperishable foods - canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, meats, canned milk and boxed dry goods such as grits, cereal, crackers and pasta - beside your mailbox early Saturday for your mail carrier to pick up, he said. Food donated in the Bulloch County area will be taken to the Statesboro Food Bank.