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Pick up some food and help the U.S. Postal Service “Stamp-Out-Hunger” this Saturday

Many in our community go hungry and we don’t even know it. On Saturday this week the U.S. Postal Service is looking for your help across the nation to “Stamp Out Hunger and give to those in need.

Fill a bag, leave it by the mailbox and help feed families is the mission of this annual drive where you can work with the U.S.P.S.

Toms River mail carrier and Food Drive Coordinator for this district, Al Manzo says mail carriers will put a card in your mailbox on Wednesday as a reminder.

“That’ll let them know to fill a bag and leave it at their mailbox with the card attached to it,” said Manzo. “The letter carrier will then come by and pick them up.”

He adds during last year’s drive they collected over 26,000 pounds of food in the Toms River-Lakehurst District.

While they hope to collect over 30,000 pounds of food this year, it’s all about being apart of something much bigger than any of us.

“This is nationwide,” said Manzo. “Every year for the past 25-years carriers go out and collect over 1,000,000-pounds of food in just one day. It’s terrific.”

He says even donating one can of a non-perishable food item can make all the difference in the world.

“This goes a long way in helping feed families and kids throughout the state of New Jersey and throughout the country,” said Manzo.

When your our grocery shopping this week, Manzo encourages you to pick up any number of non-perishable food items.

“Campbell’s soup goes a long way, rice or anything non-perishable or doesn’t have an expiration date is good,” said Manzo.

He says they’ll donate all of the food items they collect to the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

“We have to do everything we can to help our neighbors,” said Manzo. “Not just people around the world but people around the block from us.”

He says just knowing that he’s helping those in need makes it all worth it for him.

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