Roses for letter carriers across the nation collecting food for needy families. The National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will be conducted this Saturday. Each year, on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers across the country collect nonperishable food donations from residents that go directly to local food pantries. Last year, the National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive collected more than 74.4 million pounds of food nationwide the second-highest amount since the drive began in 1992 feeding an estimated 30 million people. That means a lot of bellies getting full. To participate, leave a nonperishable food donation in a bag by your mailbox on May 10. It will be picked up by your letter carrier. And - this is where any thorns would come in - don't be an idiot and put out expired, spoiled food. Don't expect someone else to eat something you wouldn't dare put in your own mouth. It's a food drive not a garbage collection.