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Salisbury, Spencer and China Grove letter carriers will join forces with Campbell Soup Company as part of the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger! food drive.
Now in its 15th year, the Stamp Out Hunger! effort is the nations largest single-day food drive. Last year, letter carriers in Rowan County collected more than 20,830 pounds of food.
To help Stamp Out Hunger in Rowan County this year, the carriers ask citizens to leave a sturdy bag of non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal in or hanging from their mailboxes Saturday.
Food items should be in non-breakable containers, such as boxes and cans.
Local letter carriers will collect the donations and take them to Rowan Helping Ministries and the Salvation Army in Salisbury and to Main Street Missions in China Grove.
This years goal is to collect 10 percent more than last years 2,083 pounds.
Americas Second Harvest says 335 million people live in households that experience the risk of hunger and one of four people at soup kitchens is a child. Food banks need to be replenished constantly, especially in summer when supplies are often low and school lunch programs are over.
Campbell Soup Co., a long-time sponsor of Stamp Out Hunger! is donating a million poounds of food to kick off this years drive and sending a reminder postcard to Rowan County homes.

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