Mauston letter carriers will hold conduct their annual food drive Saturday, May 10th. Postmaster Scott Hughart says that last year, they collected over 3,000 pounds of non-perishable foods and hopes that this year will be a good turnout. “We always strive for as much as everyone can give. We don’t want anybody to over give or overdo it for themselves,” said Hughart. “We’re looking for a couple thousand pounds. We usually figure a pound per address per person in town in town.” Hughart also says the food drive’s timing is crucial because by springtime, many pantries are depleted. The food drive is part of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ 22nd annual food drive. Hughart says that for those who don’t want to or can’t leave food by their mailboxes are welcomed to bring the food items to the post office.