Ocean City Post Office Letter carriers across the country, in partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, will be collecting food for families in need on Saturday, May 13.In Ocean City, carriers ask that residents collect and bag non-perishable food items, then place them by their mailboxes for pickup on Saturday. All food will be donated to the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Community Food Cupboard. Please do not include items that have expired or are in glass containers.Some recommended items include:Canned meatsCanned vegetablesCans of fruitCans of soupCerealTunaCans of tomatoesMacaroni-and-cheeseCans of ravioli, Spaghetti O’sPork and beansRamen noodlesIndividual packets of dry milkJuiceJellyPeanut butterJello/pudding mixCrackersRiceAlso needed are microwave items:Mac-and-cheeseRavioli, Spaghetti O’s, lasagnaCups of soupMicrowave soupsMicrowave riceHormel microwave mealsLaundry detergent, dish detergent, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toilet paper and paper towel are also requested.Volunteers are needed to help off-loading trucks, weighing, sorting and shelving donated items from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (May 13) at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church at Eighth Street and Central Avenue (enter using door off the alley). Students needing community service hours are welcome. For more information and to confirm attendance, call Dottie Cianci at 609-398-5563.