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Mail carriers collect tons of food for food pantries

Will Robinson, Second Harvest Chief Operations Officer Will Robinson, Second Harvest Chief Operations Officer
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Postal workers spent today picking up bags of food while delivering people's mail.

It's all part of the 22nd National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. People also dropped off non-perishable items at the post office on South Slappey. All the food will be distributed to food pantries around South Georgia. They're hoping to collect more than 70,000 pounds of food.  

"People in this area are very generous and very interested in helping us with solving the hunger problem that we have in this area," said Second Harvest Chief Operations Officer Will Robinson.

Last year, The Letter Carriers Association collected 74 million pounds of food nationwide.

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