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Leon County letter carriers hold record breaking food drive

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Posted at 9:43 PM, May 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-11 21:43:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- Letter carriers held a record breaking food drive on May 11. Residents were encouraged to leave a bag of non-perishable food items next to their mailbox. Local letter carriers then picked up the food items as they delivered mail.

It was part of the national Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend joined with the Tallahassee and Leon County letter carriers. It's the largest food drive for Second Harvest. They say that one in six people in the Big Bend, including one in four children, are struggling with hunger.

The grand total collected was over 80,000 pounds of food, which is more than what they collected last year. That is close to 67,000 meals.

For more, visit their website at www.fightinghunger.org.