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Biggest One-Day Food Drive in the Nation

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- The post office is gearing up for the largest one-day food drive in the nation. This Saturday the public is encouraged to fill a bag or box with non-perishable food items and leave them out near their mailboxes.

Mail carriers, with the help of the girl scouts, will be picking up the donations and bringing them to the Salvation Army where they will then distributed to needy families.

Mail carriers say it's going to be a lot of work, but they expect to have a lot of help.

"We got our trustee satchels. We stick in whatever we can. The girl Scouts are awesome, they come and help. We have adult volunteers that are willing to follow us and carry stuff to the trucks. We have a lot of help," said carrier Niki Whaley.

Can food is the best, but they will accept any non-perishable food items. You can also drop donations off directly at the post office.