MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – May 10 is Stamp Out Hunger Day, the largest single-day food drive in the country.
While letter carriers delivered mail Saturday, they also collected bags of food left by people on their regular routes.
More than 2,000 mail carriers in the Twin Cities took part.
All of the donations will go to Second Harvest Heartland.
Ken Schack’s route takes him through the Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis.
Last year at the end of day he could barely see out of the back of his van because there were so many donations.
He’s hoping to see that again.
“The generousity of the customers really helps this food drive. It’s real important, you know. I look forward to doing this every year,” Schack said.
The goal is to collect 1.3 million pounds of food, enough to provide one million meals for people in need.