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New Yorkers put food in their mailboxes for Sandy victims


CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. - If you've been hoping to donate to Hurricane Sandy victims, but have not been able to get to a local drop-off station, just pop some non-perishable food items into your mailbox on Friday night.

Along with letters on Saturday, letter carriers will be collecting cans!

November 10th is a one-day, special food-drive conducted by the United States Postal Service.

Letter carriers will collect canned goods and non-perishable food donations left in mailboxes along their routes.

"This was not on our regular schedule but neither was Hurricane Sandy," explained Albany District Manager Edward F. Phelan Junior. "Our employees have been seeking a way to help, and this is one activity we can do together, that will have an immediate impact where the need is so great. Just one can of food in every mailbox can put a million meals on the table for our fellow New Yorkers."

Postal customers are being asked to leave food items in their mailboxes. Glass items can not be accepted.

Carriers in the Postal Service's Albany District, an area with 3.5 million postal customers that stretches from the Massachusetts and Canadian borders, west to Waterloo and south to Binghamton and the Southern Tier, will participate.

This includes zip codes that begin with 120 - 123, 128 - 129 and all zip codes beginning with 130 - 139.

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