Stamp Out Hunger is tomorrow morning.
You may have received a plastic bag in your mailbox yesterday.
Please fill this bag and set it out tonight. The food pickup starts early.
Include shelf-stable proteins, veggies, fruits, and carbs. That means no fridge stuff. I also try not to include glass jars.
1 in 6 people in the United States are hungry. Food insecure. Whatever it is called, it is a need in our communities.
Also, your local food bank may need help putting everything away in the afternoon. One of our local organizations is asking for ~100 volunteers from 2p to 6p on Saturday.
That's all I have this afternoon. Well, except, I do hope no matter our differences, we agree on supporting this need. I know there are many needs here in our country and around the world, and this is a pretty easy way to help with the fix.
From the Stamp Out Hunger press release, linked above.
Food Drive celebrates 20 years
of feeding the hungry
May 12 will mark an important milestone for the NALC’s Stamp Out Hunger national food drive.
“It’s our 20th anniversary,” NALC President Fredric Rolando noted. “For two decades now, our annual national drive has proved critical in helping millions of American families—our customers—who are struggling to make ends meet during this continuing recession.
Jo Ann Jenkins of Food Drive partner AARP Foundation speaks about her organization’s “Drive to End Hunger” campaign.
“Each year, the second Saturday in May is a day when all citizens have an opportunity, with the help of their letter carrier, to easily donate food to needy families in their community,” he said.
The drive, the largest one-day food-collection event in the nation, has been a success every year, Rolando said, but the needs are particularly sad, even staggering, in 2012.
“Sixteen percent of all Americans are at risk of hunger—uncertain where their next meal may be coming from. That includes 1 in 5 children under the age of 18, plus 4 million seniors who are forced
every day to choose between paying a utility bill and buying food,” he said.