Stamp Out Hunger

by Jeanne

2005cartoon Tomorrow is your chance to help those who may not have enough to eat. And it couldn’t be any easier than leaving your cans of nonperishable, by your mailbox for the members of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) as part of their annual food drive.

Stamp Out Hunger, now in it’s 13th year, is quite possibly the largest organized food drive.  Roughly 30 million people face hunger every day in the United States, including more than 12 million children. The timing of the drive helps in stocking local food bank pantries when children who rely on school lunches are on summer recess.

The food drive was started as a volunteer effort by letter carriers who became aware of the needs of their communities by virtue of being there and walking the streets of the local neighborhood each day. Today almost 1,500 postal branches in all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands will be involved in the one-day drive.

Come on you know that you can part with at least three cans of beans, vegetables or soup.  Place the goods in a bag near the mailbox before your mail drop.  You’ll feel good inside.