Postal customers will be receiving postcards and plastic bags this week for the annual Letter Carriers Food Drive on Saturday.
Madison letter carrier Jerry Martian said postcards were distributed Tuesday and bags will be distributed throughout the week. Area residents are encouraged to set out nonperishable food items for the collection on Saturday. Collection will take place on the rural routes as well as the in-town routes.
Martian said the Post Office employees will deliver mail first and then return to pick up the food, so customers are encouraged to leave out the food even if they've noticed the mail carrier has passed by the house.
All items collected Saturday benefit the Lake County Food Pantry.