(WTVM) - The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is gearing up for its annual one-day event in May.
Each year, postal workers dedicate their time to the food drive, which benefits the Feeding The Valley Food Bank.
The organization takes in donations from the drive and hands them out to more than 200 agencies in 13 west Georgia counties and Russell County in Alabama.
"Just our agencies having the food to go through and a choice because Columbus is a very giving city," said Steve Watson, operations manager for Feeding the Valley. "From vegetables, raviolis, meats, we get a lot of variety of food. Everyone benefits from it."
Feeding the Valley says last year, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive delivered 60,000 pounds of food in one day.
That's three times more food collected than during the holiday season, which brought in 20,000 pounds.
This year's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive takes place on Saturday, May 14. For more information visit their official website at this link.