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Postal Carrier drive nets 73.4 million pounds of food

WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Nationally, the annual Stamp out Hunger food drive collected a record 73.4 million pounds of food this year, despite a weak economy and growing need for assistance.

The National Association of Letter Carriers conducted the annual drive May 9, picking up donated items along their usual routes.

Overall, Americans set out 73,414,533 pounds of food.

In the past 17 years, the drive has totaled more than 982 million pounds that goes towards food banks across the U.S.

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