Don’t forget to leave out your bag of non-perishable food for the U.S. Postal Service food drive tomorrow, Saturday, May 9. High protein and heat-and-eat items (e.g., chili, tuna, beef stew) are most appreciated. These foods greatly supplement the commodity goods provided by the federal government (hunger basics like dried beans and rice). Individual donations for this major drive diversify the diet of those who visit the food banks. Just like the rest of us, this population includes vegetarians, diabetics, picky kids, ethnic food lovers, great cooks, gluten-free eaters, etc., so a wide range of products is very much appreciated.