On Saturday, May 11, 2019 the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the United States Postal Service (USPS) are teaming up to "Stamp Out Hunger."

To tell us more about the drive, we invited Theresa Franklin, the coordinator of the drive, and Ronnie White, Greensboro's Postmaster on the Good Morning Show. 

Mail Carriers will be picking up non-perishable items from your mailbox. Local residents who wish to help are asked to leave non-perishable foods in bags at their mailbox on May 11th, for their letter carrier or rural carrier to pick up.

For safety and storage reasons, cans are preferred over jars or other packaging, although boxed items such as pasta and cereal are also helpful in giving families the "building blocks" for nutritious meals.

Many food banks report a critical and ongoing need for canned items other than vegetables, especially soups, canned meats, or fruits.

Here's a list of recommended food items from their website.

• Cereal

• Pasta

• Rice

• Canned fruits and vegetables

• Canned meals such as soups, chili, pasta

• 100% juice

• Peanut butter

• Pasta sauce or spaghetti sauce

• Macaroni & cheese

• Canned protein – tuna, chicken, turkey

• Beans – canned or dry"

The National Association of Letter Carriers has partnered with The Salvation Army of Greensboro, Urban Ministries, and Backpack Beginnings food pantries to distribute the collected food.

For more information on National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive contact Theresa Franklin at thfranklin@triad.rr.com.