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Stamp Out Hunger coming up
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The Dawsonville Post Office will participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers annual food drive one week from Saturday.

"Stamp Out Hunger!" is the largest national single day food drive. Letter carriers will pick up non-perishable food donations left near mailboxes on Saturday, May 14.

The event takes place in more than 10,000 American cities and it is an easy way for people to donate.

During the week prior to the drive, carriers will leave special bags that can be used for making donations. Food collected during the drive will then be delivered to local food banks for distribution.

Last year's effort saw nearly 71 million pounds of non-perishable food collected-1, 849,396 of that was in Georgia.

The list of preferred items includes foods high in protein like canned tuna and salmon, beans and peanut butter. Other desirable items are canned fruits and vegetables, low sugar cereals, macaroni and cheese and 100 percent fruit juices.