By: Jillian Wilson
The Post Office is stepping up to stamp out hunger.
The goal is to collect 100,000 pounds of food for those in need.
"It's a fun day. It gives us a break from work. I mean we have to do our jobs still, but the bonus of it is we get to help people," says Michael Bitterman, City Letter Carrier.
Michael Bitterman is a mail carrier. But today he's picking up more than just letters.
He's picking up food bags.
"All they have to do is fill up a bag of groceries and leave it on their porch and we'll pick it up and do the rest of the work for them," says Bitterman.
It's all part of the ‘Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive'.
United way, The National Association of Letter Carriers, and the River Bend Foodbank are teaming up to put food on the table.
"It generates food all year round for the pantries and it's just an easy, convenient way for people to donate to the food drive," says Bitterman.
The people making the food bags are just as eager to give as the volunteers.
"I feel that our generation needs to help out more. It's our responsibility to take care of other people that don't have much," says Teagan Tice, a Davenport resident.
Thirteen year old Teagan says this is a great way to spend her Saturday afternoon.
"It's good to start young so then it's a habit when you get older."
Michael says the team help makes all the difference.
"It gives people a chance to just give back to their communities and give to people that really do need the food," says Bitterman.
It's not just the quad cities that are taking part in the food drive. It's the nation's largest single day food drive to help fight hunger.