On Saturday the community came together to help "stamp out hunger" in Northwestern Pennsylvania
The 22nd Annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive was held in Erie Saturday. Second Harvest Food Bank asked residents to leave a bag of non-perishable food items near their mailbox. When your letter carriers brought the mail, they had the extra task of collecting those generous donations.
"We appreciate every single food drive, it's the largest food drive and it happens each year," said Heather Mussachio, communications manager at Second Harvest Food Bank. "And we're so appreciative of the letter carriers. This is an extra addition to their daily tasks and it's going for a good cause, it's going to help us feed 72,600 people in Northwest Pennsylvania who rely on the Second Harvest Food Bank for food."
The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is the largest food drive in the country. This year's food drive netted around 146,852 pounds of food, up from 105,282 pounds collected last year.