2e72/1241809143-skippy.jpgHelp feed the hungry. It may be warm and sunny outside, but people are still starving right in our neighborhoods.

On Saturday, the postal service will be accepting food donations all day as part of the country’s single largest annual food drive. Simply put nonperishable and canned food in a bag out at your mailbox, and the local letter carriers will pick up your donations and take them directly to the Lowcountry Food Bank.

Most needed items are peanut butter, canned meats, fruits, vegetables, and grains (in the form of cereals and pastas).

The Lowcountry Food Bank says the need for food assistance has recently risen by 30 percent, and they are hoping every household will participate. The Food Bank will distribute food donations to Charleston area pantries and shelters.

If you can’t leave food at your mailbox, log onto lowcountryfoodbank.org to take part in the virtual food drive option.