Saturday, May 14th, 2011, is the day the United States Postal Service has set as the day for the National Association of Letter Carriers' "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive.
This is the week to go through your cupboards and pack a few of the extra non-perishable foods you may have on hand to give to the Food Banks. Just make sure the expiration dates are current! And/or when you go to the store today or tomorrow, stock up on a few extra of the generic sale items, also un-perishable, of course. Any BOGOs (Buy One, Get One), 4/$5.00, 10/$10, etc. - and pack them up too. Heck - if you hadn't planned on shopping, go ahead and go just for this!!
Saturday morning, put the bag or box out by your mailbox and the Letter Carrier will pick it up and take it for delivery to the local Food Bank.
Get all the information you need at this site: http://www.helpstampouthunger.com.
With the downturn in the economy, the Food Banks can't keep up with the demand, which is bigger than ever and growing larger every single day!
Check out this page for some videos and other info: http://www.helpstampouthunger.com/learnMore.aspx.
This is real simple, and does not need to cost very much at all. Just do it!!! And while you're at it, make it a habit to do this every week, or at least once per month, all year long! It won't cost you very much, and will be greatly appreciated by those who truly need the help. It also doesn't cost anything but your time to visit the Food Bank and/or Community Center in your area and lend a hand sorting & distributing, either, so do all you can.
Our neediest citizens, especially the children, THANK YOU for doing whatever you can to contribute to the National Association of Letter Carriers' "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive this Saturday, May 14th, 2011!
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Copyright 2011 by Paula Burt