This Saturday (May 12) is the 26th annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
Which means you can help fight hunger just by going out to your mailbox.
Here’s what you do: Dig through your pantry, gather up some food items, put them in bags and set them out by your mailbox.
Your letter carrier will take care of the rest.
- Do donate non-perishable food, including cereal, dry pasta, pasta sauce, rice, canned fruits and vegetables, canned soups, chili and pasta, juice, peanut butter, macaroni & cheese, and canned meats and fish.
- Do consider donating healthy, low-sodium, low-sugar items such as beans, oatmeal and other whole grains, and canola or olive oil.
- Do put your donations out before your letter carrier arrives.
- Do give generously.
- Don’t donate anything that’s perishable or needs refrigeration.
- Don’t donate anything that’s expired.
- Don’t donate anything that’s in glass containers.
- Don’t forget to donate!
Last year’s drive took in a staggering 75 million pounds of food — the third-highest total so far — but I think we can do better this year.
The donations will go to local food banks, so your donations will help feed hungry folks right here in the Inland Empire.