Here’s all you need to do:
- Root through your pantry
- Pick out a few (or a lot of) non-perishable items
- Put them in a bag
- Leave them out by your mailbox late Friday or early Saturday
That’s all you need to do.
You see, Saturday (May 11) is the National Association of Letter Carriers annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
Of course, if you want to add a few things like peanut butter, canned meats, fish, soup, bottled juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal and rice to your grocery list before Saturday, that works, too.
Please don’t include items that have expired or are in glass containers, and especially not expired items in glass containers.
The spring food drive is timed to replenish food banks as they begin to run out supplies donated during the holidays.
It’s the nation’s largest single-day food drive, and for the last nine years, donations have totaled over 70 million pounds of food. Over one billion pounds of food have been donated since the campaign’s inception in 1993.
Campbell Soup Company is once again kicking off this year’s food drive with a pledge to donate a million pounds of food to the cause .
Food donations go to Feeding America, which means the Second Harvest Food Bank for San Bernardino and Riverside counties, here in the Inland Empire.