FARGO — Letter carriers in the Fargo-Moorhead area won't just be picking up mail this weekend, they'll also be picking up food donations from homes as part of an annual drive to support local charities.
Postal workers are dropping off bags throughout the rest of the week for residents to fill with non-perishable goods for the 27th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
Residents can fill the bags or a box with food and leave the items by their mailboxes on Saturday, May 11, for letter carriers to grab on their normal routes.
The food will be distributed locally to the Dorothy Day House, Emergency Food Pantry and the Great Plains Food Bank.
Numbers for the food drive have dropped the past couple of years, but charities hope this year's drive will reverse the trend.
"We are definitely a state that wants to help, but we're not quite there, and we need to close that meal gap," said Kelly Foss with the Great Plains Food Bank.