It's OK To Hook Up With Your Mailman - This Saturday May 9th

Real Estate Agent with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Join the National Association of Letter Carriers this Saturday, May 9, 2009, in the "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive, the nation's largest single-day food drive. Last year, over 73 million pounds of food were donated to food banks.

13 million children are at risk! As Schools end for the summer, millions of children will not get the food support they usually receive through the National School Lunch Program. Please help the cause by leaving non-perishable food donations in a bag ( any type of bag is acceptable ) next to your mailbox for your letter carrier.

Here is all you need to do to help:non perishable food items

1. Place bag ( s ) of nonperishable food items next to your mailbox

2. Your letter carrier will pick up the food and deliver it to the local food bank

It's that simple.

Go through your cupboard or make a trip to your local store and help the cause if you can. Popular items include: canned meat and fish, canned soup, juice, cereal, and rice. Please make sure the donated item is not expired and do not donate anything in a glass container.

Here are some specific statistics here in Ohio:

Population                      11,466,917

Poverty rate                    12.8 %

Child poverty rate          19.1 %

Unemployment rate       9.7 %

If you want specific information on your particular state, click on the link below and, in the lower right hand side of the page, use the drop down to choose your state. 

View specific state statistics

We realize the economy has been rough on everyone, but if you are in position to help this cause, your donation would be greatly appreciated.


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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Dan, Our local paper reported this as well so it'a great to get the word out even more through your blog!

May 06, 2009 09:26 AM #1
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

HEY DAN!  Already have a couple of bags ready yo go - I tried to put some really good things in it so that it may be a real treat for someone to get something extra special! -- Gabrielle

May 06, 2009 09:31 AM #2
Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
Luxury Home Specialists

Barb -I read about it last month in a national health magazine and haven't seen too much reported locally. I suppose the more people hear about it the more success they will have so I wanted to spread the word. Thanks as always for commenting.

Gabrielle - You are so on the ball. I'm not surprised you are participating as you seem to have a heart of gold. Have a great day.

May 06, 2009 11:28 PM #3
Joseph D. Federico
Donahue Real Estate Co. - Canton, MA
Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate

Thanks for the great reminder on this worthy cause.

May 07, 2009 12:23 AM #4
Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
Luxury Home Specialists

Joseph, thank you so much for your comments. If we all do a little bit we can make a difference.

May 07, 2009 03:43 PM #5
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