Snyder mail carriers on Saturday are hoping to find their customers have not only left a letter to Aunt Matilda to pick up, but a can of food as well.

Thatís the date for the 12th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive conducted by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC).

May 8 of every year U.S. postmen have agreed to pick up sacks of non-perishable food to deliver to local food banks. Since the drive started, postal workers have collected and delivered 587 million pounds of food. The post office and corporate sponsor Campbell Soup have sent 105 million post cards to remind people of the event.

Snyder Postmaster Jimmie Wilhelm said he has talked to a representative from the Food Cupboard in Snyder and told her food picked up should be available Monday.

According to postal officials, carriers will pick up sacks of non-perishable food if it is left at the mailbox before the carrier arrives. Rural customers will need to take the food to the post office before Saturday or contact the Food Cupboard directly. It is asked that no glass containers or perishable food be included.