Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Campbell Soup will hold its annual food drive Saturday

Based in one of the hungriest cities in the nation, Campbell Soup Company is coordinating the 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. The event, considered the country's largest single-day food drive, is expected to collect more than 70 million pounds of food on Saturday.

Campbell Soup will hold its annual food drive Saturday

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Based in one of the hungriest cities in the nation, Campbell Soup Company is coordinating the 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

The event, considered the country’s largest single-day food drive, is expected to collect more than 70 million pounds of food on Saturday.  More than 210,000 letter carriers nationwide will pick up non-perishable food left by mailboxes the day of the drive and deliver it to local food banks. The National Association of Letter Carriers is co-sponsoring the event.

Mailers went out this week promoting the drive and are likely sitting in your mailbox, if you haven't already picked it up. I got mine yesterday.  

People are encouraged to donate items like canned meats, fish, soup, bottled juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal and rice that do not require refrigeration. Just place them in a bag by your mailbox before Saturday mail pick-up time.

Campbell has committed to contribute one million cans of food for the event.

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