On Saturday, carriers on Lumberton routes will drop off the mail and pick up food for local food banks.
They are asking residents to put non-perishable food items in a bag and place at the mailbox. Items can also be dropped off at the Lumberton Post Office at 301 E. Seventh St. The food will be delivered to the Robeson County Church and Community Center, Lumberton Christian Care Center and the Borderbelt AIDS Resource Team.
Residents should get postcards today and Friday explaining the food drive.
The effort is part of a national food drive involving 1,400 branches of the National Association of Letter Carriers. More than 71 million pounds of food was collected nationally in 2005, with Robesonians donated about 2,200 pounds.
“Please remember the needs in our community,” said Charles “Skip” Miller, postmaster at the Lumberton office. “This is dear to my heart because I'm sure at one time or another we've all suffered.”