Saturday, May 11, 2013 is the National “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Place a bag of non-perishable food items next to your mail box or mail slot this Saturday, and your letter carrier will deliver it to your community’s local food bank for distribution to those in need.
What can you donate? This is directly from their website:
Donate items like canned meats, fish, soup, bottled juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal and rice that do not require refrigeration. Please do not include items that have expired or are in glass containers.
Now is a great time to go through your pantry and food cupboards. Pull out those items that are still good but, for whatever reason, you don’t want, won’t eat, can’t use, have plenty of, or simply want to donate to those less fortunate.
Will you be heading to the grocery store in the next two days? Grab an extra box of pasta or cereal; use a coupon for three of something that you only need one of and donate the other two.
Go ahead, fill that bag and put it out before your mail delivery on Saturday. You’ll feel great, and your pantry could gain some much-needed wiggle room!