YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Letter carriers will be picking up more than just envelopes and packages on Saturday.

Saturday is the 31st annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive for the National Association of Letter Carriers.

On Saturday, people can leave non-perishable food items at their mailboxes. Letter carriers will collect them to donate to local food banks in each community.

“Now, with the SNAP cards being reduced, that really hits them where they live,” said Salem Mayor Cyndi Dickey. “Prices are going up but their benefits are not, and it’s very difficult to make ends meet. I can’t imagine being a family today with these prices and feeding them.”

Some suggested items to donate include cereal, pasta, rice, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meals such as soup, chili and pasta, juice, peanut butter, pasta sauce, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna, chicken or turkey, and canned or dry beans.