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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah residents are being asked to participate in this weekend Utah Letter Carriers annual food drive.

Residents can place nonperishable food in a bag near their mailbox prior to mail delivery on Saturday. Letter carriers will then collect the donations.

All of the donated food will be given to local food banks whose shelves are traditionally bare this time of year.

Last year Utah letter carriers collected nearly 900-thousand pounds of food, which is about 300-thousand meals.

The National Association of Letter Carriers' Food Drive began in 1993. Since then letter carriers and other Postal Service employees nationwide have collected and delivered 623 (M)million pounds of food.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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