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(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Postal Service is collecting food donations this weekend.

Saturday is the post office’s annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. The Postal Service boasts it’s the largest single-day food drive in the nation — it’s collected an average of 30,000 tons of food a year since the letter carriers’ union began the effort in 1993.

Every mailbox should receive a plastic donation bag this week. If you fill it with food and leave it in or near your mailbox, the mailman will pick it up during Saturday’s route and carry it back to local post offices to be sorted and passed along to local food banks.

Indianapolis Postmaster Christi Johnson-Kennedy estimates 70{b738c8d81c72d45da79d596f76991eeb044315dc3b27bc6668899a5a04085174} of Hoosiers typically participate.

Johnson-Kennedy says not to leave any glass bottles or jars, but other than that, anything nonperishable is welcome. The Postal Service particularly recommends high-protein foods like peanut butter or beans.

(Photo: Eric Berman/WIBC)