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      Letter carriers help Stamp out Hunger

      Panhandle-area letter carriers will help Stamp out Hunger Saturday and collect non-perishable food items for the High Plains Food Bank.

      Stamp out Hunger is the nation??s largest single-day food drive. Residents were asked to leave the bag they received in the mail with non-perishable food items like canned vegetables, boxed dinners, etc. and place it by their mailbox before 9 a.m. for letter carriers to pick up during their normal route.

      ??It goes for a good cause,?? said US Postal Service worker Dat Ho. ??Every year it just gets better and better.??

      Stamp out Hunger has been around for 18 years. Last year, letter carriers throughout Amarillo collected over 65,000 pounds of food for the High Plains Food Bank. The goal this year in Amarillo is to raise 70,000 pounds of food.

      ??Everybody in the community gets involved and it??s for a good cause and we enjoy it,?? said Ho.

      For more information on the High Plains Food Bank, visit hpfb.org