"Stamping Out Hunger;" Easy Way To Help The Needy

By KBJR News 1

May 8, 2013 Updated May 8, 2013 at 7:18 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Nearly every day of the week, letter carriers deliver our mail.

This weekend they will be asking for something in return.

They're asking that you leave a bag of non–perishable food that will be given to Duluth's food shelves.

Letter carriers are "Stamping Out Hunger" by leaving grocery bags from Super One Foods at homes across the region.

Bags should be left by the front door by nine on Saturday morning.

Volunteers will help letter carriers collect the donated food, which will be delivered food shelves including CHUM, Union Gospel Mission, Salvation Army, Fruit of the Vine and the Hermantown Food Shelf.

The "Stamp Out Hunger" drive has collected more than a billion pounds of food for those in need in the Duluth area, since it's inception.

"They put the food out by the mailbox. We try to make it as easy as possible and we come along and pick it up, we're going to have volunteers that day. I appreciate the volunteers who help us because I have a whole bunch of mail and when I'm trying to pick up the canned goods and bottles, it helps to have help," Scott Dulas, a letter carrier, said.

Letter Carrier Scott Dulas says because many people might be gone due to the fishing opener or Mother's Day, they will extend the pick–up date to Monday morning at nine.

Justin Reis, NNC.