The 25th annual Letter Carrier Food Drive is being held Saturday.
The Stamp Out Hunger food drive takes place each year on the second Saturday of May because food banks are usually low headed into the summer season. Most food drives are held around Thanksgiving so supplies are depleted. Schools will also be out for the year soon and students won't have access to free or reduce priced meals.
Food drive coordinator Dennis Sideropoulous says 121,000 pounds of food was collected locally last year.
Non-perishable food items left in or near mailboxes Saturday will be picked up when mail is dropped off. Bags were delivered to homes during the week for the collection.
Danbury, Bethel, Brookfield, New Fairfield, New Milford, Ridgefield, Redding and Wilton are among the area towns participating in the food drive.
Even though this is a national effort, all of the food collected locally gets distributed to local food banks.