The food drive is the largest of the year benefitting Golden Harvest Food Bank. In 2012, more than 135,000 pounds of food and $60,477 were collected.
More than 200 neighborhoods and 175 local schools, churches and businesses will participate.
Homes in participating neighborhoods should have received a flyer earlier this week. Residents can leave a bag of canned goods by their mailbox or front door, or wait for a volunteer to knock on the door.
If your neighborhood isn’t participating, items can be left at all Richmond County public libraries.