JACKSON, Miss.–You can leave your canned goods and other non-perishable food items out by your mailbox Saturday and Mississippi letter carriers will collect them as part of a national effort to “Stamp Out Hunger”.
The food will go to local food pantries, said a spokesperson for the letter carriers union.
Last year, letter carriers collected 74 million pounds of food across the country. That was estimated to have helped feed 30 million people.
More than a billion pounds of food has been collected since the drive began in 1993. Residents are encouraged to leave non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery Saturday.
Here are the post offices participating in Mississippi:
Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Bay Saint Louis, Belmont, Biloxi, Bogue Chitto, Booneville, Boyle, Brandon (ZIP Code 39042 only), Brookhaven, Brooklyn, Canton, Carthage, Clarksdale, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Courtland, Corinth, Crystal Springs, DeKalb, D’ Iberville, Dumas, Escatawpa, Falkner, Foxworth, Fulton, Golden, Greenville, Greenwood, Grenada, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Holly Springs, Horn Lake, Indianola, Iuka, Jackson, Kokomo, Kosciusko, Laurel, Long Beach, Louisville, Lumberton, Marion, Marks, McHenry, Meridian, Moss Point, Natchez, New Albany, Newton, Noxapater, Ocean Springs, Olive Branch, Oxford, Pascagoula, Pass Christian, Pearl, Petal, Philadelphia, Picayune, Preston, Quitman, Ridgeland, Ripley, Rolling Fork, Ruth, Sardis, Southaven, Starkville, Steens, Toomsuba, Tupelo, Tylertown, Union, Vancleave, Vicksburg, Walnut, Water Valley, Waynesboro, and Wiggins.