Eugene (KMTR) - Last weekend's "Cans for Carriers" food drive in Lane County didn't collect as much food as had been hoped. But there's still another opportunity this week for people who would like to give.
Postal service letter carriers brought in 56,000 pounds of food on Saturday, which was 12,000 pounds less than last year’s drive.
Meanwhile, FOOD for Lane County provides 30,000 pounds of food every day they're open.
Spokeswoman Alicia Hynes says some people donate food that spoils quickly, which is why they need mostly non-perishable items for emergency food boxes.
“If you have a three- to five-day supply of food, but most of it's perishable, you have less time to consume the food. So a three- to five-day supply of food is more like a three-day supply,” Hynes said.
Letter carriers will collect bags of donated food again this Friday and Saturday. Donations may be left in a plastic bag next to your mailbox.