Sunday morning, mail carriers are celebrating another successful year of the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
As part of Saturday’s drive, people were asked to leave nonperishable food in vags at their mailbox. Mail carriers collected it and brought it back to be sorted and given to Roadrunner Food Bank.
Over the weekend, the nonprofit brought in more than 184,000 pounds of food. That’s 14,000 more pounds than last year.
“It brings joy to the letter carrier’s hearts you know, to pick up the food. It’s our way of showing our community service,” said Angel Martinez with USPS.
The Stamp Out Hunger drive is hosted in 10,000 communities across the United States and is hosted by the National Association of Letter Carriers, the United States Postal Service, and the Rural Letter Carriers Association.
Donations can also be made to the drive online. According to Roadrunner Food Bank, every $1 contributed allows them to distribute up to five meals for New Mexicans in need.
This year’s event also paid tribute to Jose ‘Pepe’ Hernandez, the Albuquerque mailman who was recently shot and killed on his route.
To donate to the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive for Roadrunner Food Bank, click here. Volunteers are welcome to help Roadrunner Food Bank sort out all that food.