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Just another quick reminder: this Saturday is the 19th annual Letter Carriers Food Drive, when your friendly postal pals will come right to your door (or curb if your mailbox is out by the road) and pick up donations of non-perishable foodstuffs for delivery to your local food bank or feeding center.

The woes of the world are overwhelming and it's hard not to feel powerless in the face of them. Really, what can one person do to stop pointless wars, corporate greed, nature's rampages?

But there's something you can do, yes, you personally, to change the world, ease fears and comfort people in need. And you don't even have to get off your duff, save to head to the pantry, put a few cans, bags, boxes, etc. of non-perishables in a bag and take them out to the mailbox this Saturday. The fine men and women of the USPS will do all the work from there.

A lot of us are going to be heading out to the grocery in the next two days. While you're there, think about picking up a few extra items for the food drive. They really can't make it any easier for you to help, and your contribution can make the difference between hell and hope for a hungry family.

So fill them bags and set 'em by the door so you remember. You don't want to miss your chance to be a hero without busting a sweat.

Originally posted to Crashing Vor on Thu May 12, 2011 at 06:29 AM PDT.

Also republished by oo and Pink Clubhouse.

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