The 26th Annual Letter Carrier Food Drive is being held Saturday. The food drive takes place at this time of year because food banks are usually running low on items headed into the summer months after big donations around Thanksgiving. Another factor is that schools will be out soon for the summer and students won't access to free or reduce priced meals.
Non-perishable food items left in or near mailboxes Saturday will be picked up when mail is dropped off. Danbury, Bethel, Brookfield, New Fairfield, Ridgefield and Wilton are participating in the food drive.
The Salvation Army and United Way will then deliver the items to local food banks. Last year, 137,000 pounds of food was collected locally.