More than 2,800 letter carriers in Maryland begin picking up donated nonperishable food today as their weeklong part in the 10th annual campaign, "Harvest for the Hungry." More than 900 feeding programs in Maryland will benefit from the drive. "This is the single most effective and efficient way to replenish our dwindling food supplies," said Bill Ewing, executive director of the Maryland Food Bank, which assists the food programs.
"The Blizzard of '96 and the harshly cold winter has hit disadvantaged Marylanders very hard."
The carriers will try to collect 35 pounds of food each day. Residents may leave food by their mailboxes or take it to post offices. The drive ends March 23.