Mail carriers collect food for the needy while on routes

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Mail carriers across the pinebelt picked up some extra parcels on their routes Saturday.

Citizens were asked to leave bags of non -perishable food items at their mail boxes this morning.

The National Association of Letter Carriers puts on the program each year to benefit agencies that serve the needy.

Postal officials say nearly 33,000 pounds of goods were collected.

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