09 May 2008

Stamp Out Hunger is Tomorrow

Saturday May 10th is the 16th Annual National Letter Carriers Food Drive called Stamp Out Hunger. It's as easy as leaving non-perishable food items by your mailbox before the letter carrier gets there. (popular examples: canned food items, cereal, peanut butter, baby formula, rice, pasta, cereal, basically food stuffs that have a long shelf life) Some areas have special bags or postcards to identify the items for donation -- if those aren't available to you, you can just leave it by your mailbox. This event is once a year and they'll be keeping an eye out for your donations.

Shocking statistics -- demand for food assistance is up by 14% while donations are down by 6%.

Every little bit helps. Imagine how many families they could help if each person in the U.S. donated one item. Do something nice for someone else -- it's as easy as walking out to your mailbox.

3 comments:

Bridget Farmer said...

hi there, thanks for checking out my blog, i thought I'd have look through yours. this 'stamp out hunger' sounds like a great thing. i wonder if they have anything like this in australia?

La Alicia said...

I don't know if they do Bridget -- it's surely worth looking into! :)

tattytiara said...

Wow, what a cool idea! The easier you make it for people, the greater the response you'll get. Reminding people helps too, so it's awesome you put this in your blog!

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