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Stamp Out Hunger Tomorrow!

Posted By Jen Martin On May 13, 2011 @ 10:00 am In Volunteering | No Comments

As you head to your mailbox tomorrow morning, don’t be surprised if you see bags of food crowded around your neighbor’s mail post. Tomorrow is Stamp Out Hunger [1], the nation’s largest single-day food drive.

Today there are 51 million people who don’t have the food they need, including more than 6 million older adults. And tomorrow, you can help by teaming up with the AARP [2], the AARP Foundation [3] – through the Drive to End Hunger [4],  and the National Association of Letter Carriers in stopping hunger in its tracks [5].

Here’s how you can help:

Stamp out Hunger grocery bag [6]
  • If you haven’t received a bag from your postal carrier, you can use any old bag.
  • Place non-perishable food products in a bag –  things like canned meats and fish, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice. The postal carriers will not accept expired items or items in glass containers.
  • Leave the bag by your mailbox on Saturday, May 14th before your usual delivery.
  • Your letter carrier will pick it up and deliver it to a local food bank or pantry.
So what do you think? Are you in? Can you spare a few cans of peas? How about tuna or rice? It feels good to help others, and the Postal Service is making it easy for everyone to make a difference by picking up the bags.
You can learn more about hunger in your state by clicking HERE [7]. And after you’ve donated those food items tomorrow and you want to continue to make a difference, head over to Create The Good  [8]to find volunteer opportunities in your community.

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URLs in this post:

[1] Stamp Out Hunger: http://www.helpstampouthunger.com/learnMore.aspx

[2] AARP: http://www.aarp.org

[3] AARP Foundation: http://www.aarp.org/foundation

[4] Drive to End Hunger: http://www.drivetoendhunger.org/

[5] stopping hunger in its tracks: http://www.drivetoendhunger.org/volunteer/USPSFoodDrive/

[6] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/AARP_grocerybagSOH.jpg

[7] HERE: http://www.drivetoendhunger.org/hunger-in-the-united-states/

[8] Create The Good : http://www.createthegood.org/

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