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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Help Stamp Out Hunger

This Saturday (May 10), the United States Postal Service and National Association of Letters will be conducting its annual food drive.

The post office is asking customers for non-perishable food items such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal. Place your donations next to your mailbox before your letter carrier arrives. The carrier will take the donations to a post office to be sorted and delivered to a local food bank or pantry.

According to the USPS, roughly 4 percent of Americans don’t get enough to eat –some even going all day without a meal.


From the USPS: That four percent translates to an estimated 35 million people, including 12 million children, at risk of hunger in America. In late spring, most food banks begin running out of donations received during holiday seasons. This drive is one way people can join the U.S. Postal Service to help stamp out hunger right in their own communities.

If you didn’t receive a post card alerting you to the upcoming food drive, you can contact your local post office for more details/ to learn how you can help.

With very little effort you can help others in your community.

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