The 2012 Stamp Out Hunger campaign conducted by letter carriers picking up food along their routes recently, brought in a record 121,423 pounds of food to the Arkansas Foodbank this year, compared to 93,664 pounds last year.

The 2012 Stamp Out Hunger campaign conducted by letter carriers picking up food along their routes recently, brought in a record 121,423 pounds of food to the Arkansas Foodbank this year, compared to 93,664 pounds last year.

The event is held the second Saturday in May.

Representatives of the National Association of Letter Carriers, David Mason, a letter carrier from Little Rock, and Dwayne Ward, representing North Little Rock, said they were proud of the combined efforts of the men and women who deliver the mail here in accomplishing a new record collection.

Phyllis Haynes, CEO of the Arkansas Foodbank, thanked the letter carriers and other sponsors, including the Heart of Arkansas United Way and the American Association of Retired Persons, for their continuing commitment to help take care of the many thousands of Arkansans who qualify for food aid.