This Saturday (5/13) is the 25th Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The letter carriers of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the National Rural Letter Carriers' Association will be having their annual food drive throughout the country.

The Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) program is the recipient in our area and feeds the residents of the Southern Tier throughout the year.

Most of us participate and help them stock their shelves around Thanksgiving and Christmas. We don't really think about it in the Spring and Summer. CHOW still needs your help.

The letter carriers in the area will be collecting non-perishable food donations in a bag by your mailbox on Saturday and CHOW will get the collected food at the US Postal Service Office on Henry Street in Binghamton.

So when you're out shopping, pick up a couple extra items and help out the CHOW program on Saturday. My daughter Tara is doing her part and she hopes that you'll help too.

[National Association of Letter Carriers/CHOW]