Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Stamping Out Hunger

USA Today and other print, electronic and broadcast media are reporting that mail carriers around the country are gearing up for the annual "Stamp Out Hunger"  food drive which is scheduled for this Saturday, May 14.

Reporter Christie Garton writes, "Now in its 19th year, the event encourages Americans to donate non-perishable foods — canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal — in a sturdy bag next to their mailbox before the time of regular mail delivery."

She goes on to say, "In 2010, letter carriers collected a record-setting total of 77.1 million pounds of food donations along their postal routes, pushing the 18-year total for the drive to more than 1billion pounds of food, according to Feeding America."

To visit the Stamp Out Hunger website, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM