Mail carriers stamp out hunger

21st annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive took place on Saturday.

This Saturday, post offices across the nation participated in the largest single day food drive of the year.

KTVO was in Kirksville Saturday morning as the post office and The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri teamed up for the 21st Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

Letter carriers and volunteers went throughout neighborhoods picking up and collecting canned and non-perishable foods to help feed the hungry in the area.

"Kirksville has a big heart. They always have. We really appreciate everything they do to support the food bank and this can food drive. All the food is staying local, and it is going to the Salvation Army, and The Christian Community Food Depot," said Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri Regional Coordinator Susan Dublin.

In all, about 4,700 pounds of food and over $1,000 in monetary donations were collected.

The Campbell Soup Company and the National Association of Letter Carriers have been in charge of this nationwide effort for all 21 years.