The United States Postal Letter Carriers in Winnebago County are once again stepping up for the community food pantries in a big way this Saturday, May 9. Details on how you can help out are here.

The 23rd Annual Letter Carriers' Food Drive is set. All carriers in America are asking for non-perishable food items to be donated at residence mailboxes this Saturday May 9. Locally, they will pick up the donations and deliver all items to the Salvation Army Distribution Warehouse for the community.

Steve Summers, Townsquare Media

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)  representatives and food banks have determined that May is the month when food banks see a steep decrease in food donations and need help. All food donations remain in Winnebago County. The Salvation Army warehouses help sort and distribute the non perishable foods collected among the many food pantries in operation in the county.

So this Saturday, May 9, please leave a bag of non-perishable food in, under, or attached to your mailbox. All letter carries will collect and bring to the distribution area for residents.

Non perishable food items include rice, canned goods like green beans & corn, peanut butter, anything that will not spoil.

Last year's food drive generated over a ton of food for Winnebago County.

It couldn't be any easier to give, thanks to letter carriers. They promise to be at your mailbox this Saturday even if there is rain, snow, sleet, heat or cold.