Stamp Out Hunger
May 11, 2012 - Audra Michelle
Saturday is National Stamp Out Hunger day!
As this blog transitions from being a frugal blog to a "blessing others" blog, I want to take a moment to give a final reminder to place your non-perishable goods out at your mailbox in the morning!
Check out this awesome Huffington Post article about the Couponing for Community effort:
To help Stamp Out Hunger, you can leave non-perishable food items for you letter carrier to pick up on Saturday, May 12, or drop off extra items from couponing to a local pantry or food drive.
"Couponers involved in this effort demonstrated their ability to make a united effort for good when their combined donation totals jumped from about 3,000 items in one week's time in 2010 to over 26,000 in 2011," said Kaley Ehret, Couponing for Community founder. "We have set our goal even higher this year and believe that we can collectively donate 30,000 items nationwide. We're committed to combining the power of couponing and social media to give big during the week of May 6-12, 2012."
Couponing for Community participants may choose to organize donation drives in their individual cities or simply give from their couponing stockpiles to local food pantries, homeless shelters or friends in need. Many involved will also add to the Stamp Out Hunger drive taking place on May 12. To participate in the Stamp Out Hunger drive, families are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal, next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 12. Local letter carriers will collect these food donations as they deliver the mail and take them to a local food bank.
You can read the full article through the link to the right.
So, are you participating this year? I have gathered about 50 items to put out in the morning! Let's change the world one neighborhood at a time!