The postmaster of Los Angeles called on Angelenos today to leave out non-perishable food by their mailbox this Saturday as part of the "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive.
Letter carriers locally and across the nation will be out in force Saturday to deliver mail and pick up the non-perishable food donations, which will be distributed to Los Angeles food banks.
"One or two cans can make a difference in feeding a child that is hungry," said Lawrence Brown, president of the Angel City Branch 24 of the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Residents are asked to leave the non-perishable food in a sturdy bag by their mail box.
The Angel City Branch 24 has collected more than 9 million pounds of food since it has been participating, Brown said.
Los Angeles Postmaster Al Santos said food banks report that donations made during the Christmas season have dried up by May.
"The food that is donated stays within the local city to help feed the hungry," Santos said.
—City News Service