Stamp Out Hunger
Every now and then you may have the urge to help out your community in some way but you may not know how?
Please let me suggest an easy way to do that. On Saturday, May 13, your postal letter carrier will be delivering mail and at the same time be picking up donated non-perishable food along his or her route. This food will eventually be delivered to local food banks or pantries that help out the less fortunate in your area.
So….. what can you do?
Simply look in your pantry and find non-perishable food, that is NOT outdated. Or, next time you’re at your grocery store, please consider purchasing some extra canned goods. This food could then be placed on your porch or by your mailbox on the morning of Saturday, May 13th by 8 a.m., and your letter carrier will do the rest. It’s that simple.
Over the course of the past 30 years, the U.S. Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers have worked in partnership in making sure that our country’s food banks will have enough food to help feed the hungry. This “Stamp Out Hunger’ program has accumulated over 1.82 billion pounds of food throughout our 50 states and Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
So you see, you can make a difference in people’s lives in a positive way. Please mark your calendar about this very important day. Please consider helping out. Thank you and God bless.
Gerry Payette, U.S.P.S Letter Carrier, Ret., Shepherd’s Pantry/Director
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