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St. Mary's Food Bank donations stolen during Stamp Out Hunger food drive

Posted at 10:37 AM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 21:47:26-04

PHOENIX — Many Valley residents are helping to fight hunger in our community, but one food bank says they're dealing with some bad eggs.

United States Postal Service's Stamp Out Hunger food drive happened over the weekend with people around the country leaving food for mail carriers to pick up and donate to food banks.

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance said Monday that some of the donations from the drive were stolen.

Food bank officials say they had reports of stolen food around 43rd Avenue and Cactus Road, and that donation totals were lower than last year in that area.

Video footage also reportedly shows food being taken from mailboxes and put in a truck, officials say.

The food bank said they received 320,000 pounds of food from Saturday mail carrier donations and more food has yet to be weighed.

If you're interested in donating, you can leave food donations at your mailbox on Monday, May 13, and it will be added to the food drive's total count.