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Help fight hunger from your home

Rochester, N.Y. -- There is now a way to help fight hunger without leaving your house.

This week, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 210 and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 215 are gathering bags of food on their routes that will then be donated to city and suburban food pantries.

By the spring, many of the pantries are usually depleted through the holiday season, leading to pantries being low on supplies entering into the summer months.

"Hunger is a serious problem that affects many people ... often in our own neighborhoods," said Rochester NALC President Ken Montgomery. "It's important that we make sure food and basic necessities are available to the many families who need it."

Local post offices will also be open to collecting non-perishable, non-breakable items through Saturday, so you may drop food products off there as well.

Some suggested items include peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, crackers, cereal, juice boxes, pasta, canned fruit, canned vegetables, soups and tuna fish.

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Washington Times