Mail Carriers Deliver an Extra Dose of Kindness

Letter carriers in East Texas picked up more than people's mail Saturday. It was all part of the Tenth Annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive.

That's a day when letter carriers collect food donations from people while they deliver mail. That food is then brought to local food banks.

Letter carriers in Tyler say they were surprised by how many donations they had this year. By 3 p.m. Saturday, their storage carts were full, and they still had more crates of food on the way.

"We do it mainly because the summer months are coming up," said Robert Stewart, president of the Tyler Letter Carriers Association. "Kids are out of school and the food banks really drop and have a lot of requests for food."

The National Association of Letter Carriers runs the drive each year.

If you missed your mail carrier Saturday, you can call your local post office or get in touch with your regular letter carrier to make a donation.