I was just introduced to an event that is occurring TOMORROW and could not help but share this with all of you. Tomorrow is the National Associate of Letter Carriers STAMP OUT HUNGER food drive. This might be the easiest way to make a contribution to the fight against hunger in the US. All you need to do is collect and bag non-perishable food items and simply place them by your mailbox. Your local letter carrier with pick them up and deliver them to a local food bank or pantry. THAT IS IT.
I challenge all of you to gather just one bag and put it outside tomorrow. Even better, if you have children, get them involved and have them help you select the items for the bag. The number of families that deal with hunger both across the country and within our own communities continue to grow and it breaks my heart to think about parents who struggle to put food on the table for their children. It is amazing to think that this one day can bring in enough food to help many families get through the lean months when children are home from school and do not receive their free lunch.
If you decide to join me in this event, leave a comment below (or on Facebook or twitter!) and let me know. I would love to hear who took part in this!
If you are interested in learning more about this national event, click here to visit their Facebook page.
Let the collecting begin!