Friday, May 13, 2011

Postal Service Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive TOMORROW 5/14/11

A reminder that tomorrow, Saturday, May 14, 2011 is National Stamp Out Hunger Day! Empty your pantry out for a great cause! The postal service will pick up the goods from you when they deliver your mail tomorrow!

What is the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive?
"Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. Nearly 1,500 local NALC branches in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands are involved in the drive."

How does it work?
"All citizens need do is to place a box or can of non-perishable food next to their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers mail every second Saturday in May. The carrier will do all the rest. The food is taken back to a postal station, sorted, and then delivered to an area food bank or pantry. There it is available for needy families."

For more information, click here. Please consider donating! I already bagged 3 paper bags full of canned goods, cereal, and juice and I'm not done yet!

Last year the USPS collected 77.1 million pounds of food from this drive! For details of last year's efforts, click here

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