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On Saturday, May 12th, you have a chance to make a difference, and you don't even have to leave home to do it.

Letter carriers all over the country collected non-perishable items that many people left by their mailboxes.

Leading the collection drive in 2017: Branch 24 of letter carriers in Los Angeles, who picked up 2.2 million pounds of food.

Statewide, 63 cities and towns are participating, and Trimm said rural carriers also collect food.

"It's a really, really good cause".

ACCESS is a non-profit in Jackson County focused on community action, particularly on the issue of poverty.

Staff say they had 16 tons of food last year and they hope to exceed that this year. But they add one more task to their list. Every dollar donated will provide four meals for Oklahomans with inconsistent access to healthy food.

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If you missed your letter carrier, but still want to donate, the United State Postal Service says it will keep those donation bins out at their offices a little longer.

Last year, nationally, the drive collected 75 million pounds of non-perishable food, the third highest total.

Hopefully, Alonso said, they'll do as well as previous year.

"I'll use today if I see them I'll remind them and try to get them motivated and remind them about tomorrow".

The season of giving isn't just in December.

Our community has shown many times that it is willing to help out when necessary.

"We're at everyone's house anyways". "The event is rain or shine and there is no amount too large to give because we will pick it up and deliver it for you!"


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