QUAD CITIES (KWQC) - UPDATE: The annual Stamp Out Hunger Drive is over and the totals are in.
According to officials with the United Way of the Quad Cities, mail carriers across the QCA collected 106,704 pounds of food. That's equal to 105 pallets.
“Congratulations to the National Association of Letter Carriers for surpassing their goal of 100,000 pounds of food,” Michael Miller, Executive Director of River Bend Foodbank, said in a press release. “That’s a lot of food to pick up in one day, and our hungry neighbors will be very thankful.”
ORIGINAL: This weekend is the annual Stamp Out Hunger Drive.
On Saturday, Quad Cities postal workers will pick up food donations while dropping off the mail. Just leave your donations in a bag at your mail box.
Make sure they are non perishable items, which will be distributed to those in need through the Riverbend Food Bank.
And if you would like to help mail carriers unload all that food, volunteers are needed at the Bettendorf, Davenport, Moline and Rock Island main post offices from noon to 6 pm.