FARGO — The annual letter carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is back this year, but it's going to look a bit different.
The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the largest single-day food drive in the United States.
In a typical year, letter carriers spend the second Saturday in May picking up food donations from people's mail boxes to help feed those in need.
Each year, the drive brings in about 50,000 to 70,000 pounds of food within Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo.
Last year's event was canceled because of COVID-19. For this year's 28th annual drive, it will be a virtual cash-donation drive all through the month of May rather than a food pick-up to help keep letter carriers safe. You can donate at ttps://greatplainsfoodbank.fenly.org/drive/stamp-out-hunger-virtual-food-drive/.
"During this pandemic, we really need as much donations as we can get. Hopefully, with the generous customers, we can fill that gap," said Mike Fosberg with the United States Postal Service.
The money will be used to purchase food for the Great Plains Food Bank, the Emergency Food Pantry and the Dorothy Day Food Pantry.