Letter carriers all over the U.S. will be looking to pick up more than just mail this weekend.
Residents can do their part by leaving at least one bag of non-perishable food at their mailboxes or wherever their mail is normally left.
The carrier will pick up the food and take it to a local food bank.
To raise awareness for the event, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and National Association of Letter Carriers President Frederic Rolando are scheduled to appear at a press conference today at 9:30 a.m. in the District at NALC headquarters.
More than 49 million people in America struggle to feed themselves and their families and often end up going hungry, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. One in five, or 16 million of those 49 million people are children.
The postal service and the association of letter carriers has collected more than 1 billion pounds of food since 1992, the year the Stamp Out Hunger initiative began.