Posted at: 05/11/2013 5:31 PM

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Albert Lea Postal Service Food Drive

(ABC 6 NEWS)-- Today marks the nation's largest single day food drive of the year.  Postal service letter carriers were filling up mail boxes as well as picking up canned food on their routes all day today.  It's all part of their annual food drive.  Letter carriers in Albert Lea and Austin have been participating for nearly 20 years, and they've made a little competition to see what city can collect the most food.  Donations will go to area food shelves.  Last year Americans donated more than 70-million pounds of food, including more than one-million in Minnesota.