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If it’s food you know is out of date, however, please don’t put it out – it wastes time and energy resources in picking it up and having to discard it.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