For those of you, (us) that have extra food to donate, I would like to suggest the letter carriers food drive. It happens once a year, always the Saturday before Mother's Day. It's on May 9th this year. Just leave your non perishable food items at your mail box and your mail carrier will pick it up. It then goes back to the Post Office where we (I'm a mail carrier) sort it and then send it to a local food bank. This is a national effort, but all food collected goes to a food bank in the region where it was picked up. So you are helping your own local community. Food banks typically run short this time of year, as the Christmas holiday donations are now beginning to dwindle. Plus with the economy so bad, and so many more people out of work, there is a real need. So, I urge everyone here to clean out those cupboards and leave a sack at your mailbox....and Thanks in advance!