Letter carriers all over the United States 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 by 9 a.m. Saturday.
The carrier will pick up the food and take it to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). Donations also can be taken to any Arlington post office.
Stamp Out Hunger is the Arlington pantry's second-largest food drive of the year, according to a news release. More than 50 volunteers will help this weekend.
Last year, Arlington letter carriers collected 13,500 pounds of donated food, which helped feed 1,600 families, AFAC Executive Director Charles Meng said in a statement.
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 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.