Do Your Part On Saturday!

Okay, so posting this on a blog that gets few hits is probably futile. But if one person reads this and participates, it’s well worth it.

USPS to Stamp Out Hunger

Along with stuffing mailboxes, the United States Postal Service also has a goal to stuff a few hungry stomachs.

Letter carriers are asking for the publics help to “Stamp Out Hunger.”

They will be picking up donations for their annual food drive to be held Saturday, May 9th.

The postal service says you can bag up and leave canned goods along with other non-perishable items near your mailbox and they will do the rest.

You can also drop off donations at any post office.

Stamping Out Hunger on May 9

What:
Letter carriers nationwide will join forces to help stamp out hunger by collecting non-perishable food items and delivering them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters across the country.

Who:
U.S. Postal Service
National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
Campbell Soup Company
Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest)

When:
Saturday, May 9, 2009

Where:
Nationwide

Background:
An estimated 35 million people are at risk of hunger in America, including 12 million children. Since 1993, the Postal Service and the NALC have partnered on this campaign to stamp out hunger. It has grown to become the world’s largest, single-day food drive, collecting more than three-quarters of a billion pounds of food since its inception. It’s easy to help: Put some non-perishable food items in a bag and place it by your mailbox. Your letter carrier will pick it up and deliver to local food banks. It’s that simple.

See also:
National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
Stamp out Hunger
Feeding America

One day, give the evil unions a hand. Share part of your stockpiled food for one day with those who don’t have any.

/just do it, children are going hungry in this country and the need is greater than ever before