Published Mon, May 14, 2012 8:36 am Dateline
Mail carriers in Wood County, West Virginia were dropping and picking up more than mail Saturday.
The National Letter Carriers Food Drive helps feed hundreds during the summer.
Volunteers at the Wayside Methodist Church collects and sorts through the thousands of pounds of donations.
All the food goes to stock the shelves in the Good Samaritan Center housed within the church.
The Good Samaritan Center feeds around 76 families a month, and their shelves need to be replenished.
This food drive helps sustain them during the summer months when kids are eating more meals at home.
"Well we always just say we want a few more pounds than what we had last year. So we'd like to exceed 10,000 whether we will or not I don't know. But there are a lot of people out there hurting. So we just never know," says Good Samaritan Center Director Sue Rhymer.
They beat last year's record with a final tally of 10,303 pounds.