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      Letter carriers prepare to Stamp Out Hunger

      The annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive is this weekend, and the United States Postal Service is asking for your help.

      Stamp Out Hunger is the nation's largest single day food drive event and has brought in more than a billion pounds of food in its 21 years. Last year the Marquette letter carriers collected more than 14,000 pounds.

      They're asking people to leave bags or boxes of non-perishable food items out by their mailbox this Saturday.

      "This is a great thing--it's great for the community, great nationwide. There are hungry people all the time. The food banks, they just can't keep them full, so we're real happy that we're able to help, and it doesn't matter how many food drives there are. It's just unreal how generous the people are," said USPS letter carrier, Larry Kuhn.

      The food donated stays within the community it was collected. Last year the Marquette branch distributed to food pantries at the Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, Harbor House and the Janzen House.