#StampOutHunger – May 9th

Taking a step away from talking about the upcoming event this week (it’s happening NEXT week!!) to get back to talking about giving. This one is something I think a lot of us can be a part of.This week, did you receive a bag in your mail and wonder what it was? Did you look at it at all? If you did, then you know where I’m going with this. If you didn’t, keep reading. The Letter Carriers were trying to let you know they’re doing their annual food drive this weekend. At a time when the jobs of many letter carriers are in a state of limbo, it’s great to see that they are continuing the tradition they started 23 years ago.

How many of us bought some canned goods, not too long ago and haven’t gotten around to cooking with them yet, so you risk maybe not ever really using them? I can count myself in that group, for sure. So, tomorrow, I’m taking some time to go through my pantry and take out the items that I know I can part with in order to donate to people who are in need. Did you know that for a lot of children, the only meals they get are those they receive at school? Giving some of your non-perishables could actually help those children have more than just one or two meals a day. 

Not sure what sort of items qualify as non-perishable and will be accepted by the Letter Carriers? Here’s a few:

  • Cereal, Pasta, Macaroni & Cheese, and Rice
  • Canned Fruits and Veggies
  • Canned Tuna, Chicken, Turkey and Beans
  • Canned Soups, Chili or Pasta
  • Peanut Butter
  • 100% Juice

If you’d like more information, please visit the National Association of Letter Carriers website for details.

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