The U.S. Postal Service's annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive will take place Saturday, May 11.

The National Association of Letter Carriers event collects food for families in need. It's the largest single-day food drive in the nation, with last year's drive collecting 71.6 million pounds of food.

Those wishing to give food should leave non-perishable food donations in a bag near their mailbox on Saturday before their letter carrier arrives. Food collected Saturday is given to churches, food banks and food pantries for distribution.

Organizers say foods high in protein, such as canned tuna, salmon, beans and peanut butter, are most needed, as well as canned fruits and vegetables, low sugar cereals, and macaroni and cheese

For more information about this year’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, visit