TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Letter carriers delivered more than just mail, Saturday. The National Stamp Out Hunger event will feed thousands of people in Tippecanoe County.
People were asked to leave a bag or bags of non-perishable food by their mailbox before their letter carrier's normal pick-up time.
Food donations will go directly to Food Finders Food Bank for distribution to its partner agencies.
Letter carriers like Patrick Devery see the need first- hand.
"I may not get to see exactly who gets the food but I know that it's going to a good cause and that's the bottom line," said Devery.
Chief Operating Officer at Food Finders Food Bank, Kier Crites said this time of year people forget there is still a need.
"Just a couple weeks ago we were through our last few totes of food drive food from the fall from our 'Drive Away Hunger Food Drive' so this is coming at the perfect time, and will help us restock our shelves," said Krites.
If you didn't leave food out on Saturday you still have a chance, letter carriers will pick up food donations on Monday.
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