The City of Miami joins 10,000 cities nationwide collecting food for Stamp Out Hunger.
Mail carriers picked up bags of canned items to give back to local food banks.
Stamp Out Hunger takes places the second Saturday of May each year and is led by the National Association of Letter Carriers.
In the last 25 years, the country has collected more than one billion pounds of food to help those in need.
Miami mail carriers say they received many donations, and estimate they collected a couple thousand pounds of food today.
David Ingram, Miami U.S Postal Service, says, “We are a big family we are a big team. The carriers here, they go out they collect the food. We collect it and organize it here and then even the supervisors sometimes go out and round out food throughout the day. So we just try to work together as a community and it’s a great privilege to be able to help out our community food banks.”
The canned items will be delivered to the food banks starting Saturday.