The U.S. Postal Workers Stamp out Hunger Food Drive will be held May 13 in New Milford and across the U.S.

Bags of nonperishable groceries can be left at one’s mailbox that day.

Letter carriers will pick up packages and deliver them to the Richmond Citizen Center in New Milford to help the New Milford Social Services’ food bank and the Loaves and Fishes Hospitality House tackle the problem of hunger in this community.

Many of the residents at greatest risk are children and the elderly.

In a given month, the New Milford Food Bank distributes an average of 730 bags of nonperishable food to local residents.

Items most needed are peanut butter, tuna, pasta, sauce, canned soups, vegetables and fruits, canned meals, cereal, school snacks and juice.

Donations should not be expired, damaged or open.

Donations that cannot be left by a mailbox may be dropped off at the Social Services, 40 Main St., weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.