Mailboxes can be stuffed with more than letters, bills, or solicitations on Saturday, May 12.

Instead, residents are encouraged to place non-perishable food donations in their for collection by letter carriers for the annual food drive held by the National Association of Letter Carriers, the U.S. Postal Service, the Rural Letter Carriers Association, the AFL-CIO, and United Way of St. Johns County. Locally, over 30 thousand pounds were collected during last year’s, 2017, drive.

Carriers, United Way-SJC, volunteers and local nonprofits work together to distribute the collection to county food banks or shelters.

In St. Johns County, nearly residents are food insecure. By adding just one or two non-perishable food items in with outgoing mail, St. Johns County carriers will again collect thousands of pounds of food. Carriers seeing that red flag upright on their route, will be thankful to collect the donation, as well the pantries and nonprofits.

Please For information, contact United Way at 829-9721 or 285-2606.