Published: May 16, 2013 2:30 PM EDT

Postal customers in Lee and Collier counties were once again generous in making donations during the 21st annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive, “Stamp out Hunger,” on Saturday, May 11. Lee County donated 325,125 pounds of food and Collier County donated 294,000 pounds.

The Harry Chapin Food Bank, along with other agencies, received the food in Lee County. Food in Collier County is distributed by Collier Harvest. All food collected in the food drive will be distributed to participating agencies at no cost. The Post Office, Harry Chapin Food Bank, and Collier Harvest rely on a large contingent of volunteers to both assist mail carriers in picking up food and completing pre-sorts of food prior to taking to warehouses.

Those who were not able to participate in the May 11 food drive may still do so by taking nonperishable food items to any post office or Uncle Bob’s Storage locations. Checks can also be made payable to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and sent to 3760 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901.