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Go Postal (Positively) on Hunger: Help Stamp Out Hunger Campaign – Leave Food at the Mailbox!

May 12th, 2011 · 2 Comments

It’s the national Stamp Out Hunger day on Saturday. All the letter carriers will be collecting non-perishable food from bags and boxes set beside the mailboxes. It’s a great way to help local food banks that are struggling to keep up with demand.

Set out non-perishables at your mailbox on Saturday. Make sure they’re wrapped well to keep out bugs, sprinklers and rain. (Putting them in plastic garbage bags helps.) Send things like cans (beans, soups, peanut butter, tuna and vegetables; baby formula, adult nutrition drinks, fruit juices) or bags of dried beans and rice or pasta.

If it’s food you know is out of date, however, please don’t put it out – it wastes time and energy resources in picking it up and having to discard it.

Go the web site for the Stamp Out Hunger campaign to see some statistics about hunger in America, and how your donation helps communities.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Merrie Lee // May 14, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    So easy and I can lightheartedly pass on the things I thought I would try, but did not. And yes, I did make sure they had not expired!

  • 2 Jan Norris // May 15, 2011 at 7:33 am

    They were busy all day yesterday sorting and bagging the food – South Florida came through! YAY!
    But my own lettercarrier missed mine : (
    I got a box in the mail and they skipped my mailbox to deliver the box to my front porch and keep it out of weather (thank you, USPS carrier!), and didn’t look in the mailbox for my food. (I didn’t think to put the flag up, or it flopped down as usual.)

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