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FARGO, N.D. — Letter carriers around Fargo won't only be picking up and dropping off your mail Saturday, May 12.

They'll also be picking up your food.

This is the 26th year of the Letter Carriers Food Drive.

People can put non-perishable food items by their mailboxes to be picked up.

It'll then be delivered to food pantries across the metro.

Last year, 34,000 pounds of food was donated, which fed about 29,000 people.

Carriers say if you forget to put your food out, you can always leave it out early next week.

"When we do talk about non-perishables it's a great variety," says Stacie Loegering with the Emergency Food Pantry. "Canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned beans. So, it's really a way for us to be able to extend the foods that we have available to clients as they come through."

In 2010, the area collected 70,000 pounds of food.

This year, the goal is to collect as much as possible.

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