Wow, that is a mouthful for the title of this blog post…but, it is what it says it is. The National Association of Letter Carriers have committed themselves once again to their annual food drive. They do this to help combat hunger. In the last two years in the United States, more than 50 million people have found themselves living in homes that don’t have enough food. This is outrageous, we can all do something to help. No one should go hungry in a country that supplies other nations with food from our surplus produce that farmers work so hard to grow.
You may say, I am only one person…what can i do? You can support the National Association of Letter Carriers help stamp out hunger by leaving a bag at your mail box, on Saturday May 14, 2011, with non-perishable food items. That is only 2 days from now. Make sure that the items you are donating are not out of date or in danger of expiring any time soon. Don’t have a lot to give; give what you can. If you are blessed enough to have the means to give…give generously; we all have a responsibility to share our blessings with others.
Support businesses and organizations that sponsor the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. This is an amazing grass roots program that blesses your local food banks. All the food collected by your local mail carrier stays in your local area. The people you help may be your own friends, family or neighbors. With the economy being so challenging in recent years more people are affected by not having enough to eat. The numbers of children in homes without enough food is rising. The elderly are having a harder time making ends meet. Young wage earners are finding themselves without steady income to support their families sufficiently. Natural disasters have hurt many families and those people still need to eat. Churches can’t do it all…they need our help to provide food for those who are struggling with hunger! Won’t you help?
Would you like to learn more? Visit their website here: Stamp Out Hunger and if you happen to have a Facebook account or a Twitter account…then Like them or Follow them to lend your support. Spread the work online and off. Tell others about the food drive…encourage others to donate.
Remember to thank your mail carrier. They are dedicated to helping people stamp out hunger in your community. Do you know someone who has had to use food from a food pantry or food bank? Tell them about my friend Connie who heads up a website that teaches people how to eat healthier with the food that they bring into their homes through SNAP, food pantries, commodities, and farmer’s markets. She does this in a way to help people stretch their budgets and to encourage the people who visit her website to form a community to share tips and ideas with one another. Her site isn’t just for food stamp users…but for anyone on a tight budget who wants and needs to eat well. Food Stamp Cooking Club