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Steve Griffin, Deseret News
Bella Feinauer and other volunteers with the National Charity League of Salt Lake City help sort food during the U.S. Postal Service’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive at the post office on 2300 E. Sunnyside Ave. in Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Mail carriers across Utah hauled cans of donated soups and other nonperishables from mailboxes to local post offices on Saturday. Last year, the event collected 700,000 pounds of food for distribution to Utah food pantries. No final estimate was available Saturday afternoon, but organizers believe Utahns may have contributed even more this year to make sure their neighbors don't go hungry. The annual food drive led by the National Association of Letter Carriers seeks to help refill pantries in spring, a time when shelves are typically emptier than in the winter holiday season.

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