DENVER - Thousands of people across Colorado left food in or near their mailbox last weekend for the annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
USPS spokesman David Rupert said 168,000 pounds of food was collected in Denver last Saturday, an increase of 10,000 pounds over last year.
The Postal Service started the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 22 years ago.
Officials said last year, 74 million pounds of food was collected by Postal carriers across the country, feeding an estimated 30 million people.
The Postal Service said it holds the food drive in May to help food banks that are often depleted after the busy donation season during Thanksgiving and Christmas.