ROSEBURG, Ore. -- This year's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was a huge success, but it couldn't have been done without the help of people in the community.
Joe Gather, a retired postal carrier, told KPIC News that he is amazed at how much the community comes together to help people. "Its a blessing that people are willing to give the food for the needy in this community," said Gather.
Letter carriers, retired letter carriers and a wealth of volunteers donated their time to the cause.
It's the nation's largest single-day food drive. "We've taken a lot of the retirees that are retired now and we've divided them all up over Roseburg and Drain," he said. "And so, they're going out helping the carriers that are delivering the mail, picking up the food and we're taking them out and picking up the food from them."
As of Saturday evening, the UCAN food bank in Roseburg collected 20,510 pounds of food.
They expect donations to keep trickling in.
Last year, Americans donated over 70,000,000 pounds of food.