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This is a very brief diary to remind you to scour your pantry for non-perishable foodstuffs and set them out for your letter-carrier TOMORROW, May 9 for the National Association of Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive.

The letter carriers' annual drive makes supporting your local food bank or feeding center as easy as walking to your front door (well, some routes require you drop stuff off at the post office, but that's not all that hard, is it?).

Your donations are sorely needed now.  The continuing economic morass has stretched the country's food banks to their limits, with more and more families in need of food assistance.  Feeding America estimates that nearly 3.5 million children under 5 years old are currently in danger of developmental problems in this, the fattest freaking country in the world, simply for a lack of enough to eat.

Please, check your pantry now.  And don't just dump the stuff that's too old or weird.  If the smoked oysters from the '06 hurricane season are too funky for you, they're too funky for a hungry family.

Load up the bags and get 'em out to the mailbox tomorrow, Saturday May 9.

And, if you should spot your postal pal, thank him or her for this very important campaign.

Thanks, and bon apetit.

Originally posted to Crashing Vor on Fri May 08, 2009 at 06:30 AM PDT.

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