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Stamp out hunger

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The U.S. Post Office and the National Association of Letter Carriers want your help with a program that will collect food for those in need. The program is called "Stamp Out Hunger."

All you have to do is bag up any non-perishable foods and place them near your mailbox. On Saturday, May 14, your mail carrier will collect the food and it will be taken to the Mississippi Food Network for distribution.

James Tate, the U.S. Postmaster for Jackson says, "There are approximately 50 some odd million people who are hungry in the country and we usually take it for granted when we sit down and we have enough food to eat and we take these meals for granted others aren't so lucky, so it's incumbent upon us that the ones that are able to help out those that are unable."

All of the food that is collected in the Jackson area will be used to feed people here locally.

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