Letter Carriers all across El Paso will be participating in the U.S. Postal Service's annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive this Saturday, and doing your part to fight hunger in your hometown couldn’t be easier.

Simply fill the food drive bag that was placed in your mailbox with non-perishable food items and place it by your mailbox before your letter carrier’s normal pick-up time this Saturday, May 11. Your letter carrier will do the rest.

If you didn't receive a food drive bag or you misplaced it, no problem. Any sturdy bag or box will do. Don't have but a can or two to spare? Again, not a problem. They appreciate anything you can do to help feed our community.

All food donations will benefit El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank so they can continue feeding food insecure individuals in El Paso, Culberson and Hudspeth Counties. Because the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank is the distribution center for more than 130 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in our area they require an enormous amount of donated goods.

Non-perishable food items needed for this food drive in particular include canned vegetables and fruits, canned meats and soups, packaged cereals, pastas, peanut butter, canned tuna, and packaged staples such as rice, beans, and oatmeal.

Stamp Out Hunger is the largest, single-day food drive in the nation. Locally, the efforts are led by the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank, the United Way of El Paso County, and the National Association of Letter Carriers branch 505.