UPDATE: Stamp Out Hunger is on for this Saturday, May 8, 2010! Visit their site for more info and to help out local food banks. Grab stuff from your cupboard and be sure to help those in need.
If you’re like me, you probably have a bunch of food in your cupboard that you have no intention of touching. It’s perfectly fine, you’ve just moved on and have gotten lazy with it. Well, there is something you can do with those canned foods or non-perishables. This Saturday is “Stamp Out Hunger“, and it’s national! So my friends in Anchorage, Tri-Cities, Portland, and all points east can participate. Please do so, this event helps local food banks with their efforts.
Stamp Out Hungers is put on by the National Association of Letter Carriers, and this Saturday, May 9th, will be its 15th year. It’s also the nation’s largest single day food drive and the donations go to local food banks. Cool way to lend a helping hand. In fact, last year 73 million pounds of food were donated. I’m sure we can easily break that.
Here’s how to participate: Put any non-perishables into a bag near your mailbox on Saturday. (Make sure that they haven’t expired and note that glass containers are not accepted.) That’s it! Your letter carrier will take care of the rest. But make sure that your post office is participating! If not, take that same bag to your local food bank, they’ll appreciate it too.
I’ll be doing my part too. I think I have some juice, cornmeal, beans, soup, and a few other things that someone will appreciate much more than me. Please help and do your part this weekend and help Stamp Out Hunger.