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Reminder: Stamp Out Hunger postal service food drive today!

Posted May 10, 2014

Stamp Out Hunger



The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers is today, Saturday, 5/10. This is such an easy way to donate some of your overstock to some folks who could really use the help! I challenge you to donate even a small bag of groceries.

You can see more information on their website.

All you need to do is leave a bag of non-perishable food by your mailbox or you can deliver it to your local post office on Saturday, May 10. This is a nationwide food drive, so everyone can participate. Pass this on to all your friends in every state!

Items that are good to donate include canned meats, fish, soup, bottled juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal and rice that do not require refrigeration.  They request on the website that you do not include any items in glass bottles or any expired products.

If everyone who reads this blog donates just one bag for this food drive, we could help them collect a ton of food!


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  • raesmom1612 May 12, 2014

    Ours didnt get picked up either.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 11, 2014

    Thanks for the additional info, RFB!

  • RaleighFoodBlogger May 11, 2014

    This is from their FAQ page their facebook page. I'd try Monday...

    I put food out and it wasn’t picked up. Why not? We try to touch every single mail box in America during the Food Drive, but the fact is that we do admittedly miss some. The Food Drive takes place in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America. It’s an effort to raise national awareness about the real, ongoing problem of hunger in every community, and it’s a sincere attempt to use our unique delivery network to do something about it. Please note, though, that participation is strictly voluntary, and no system is perfect—oversights will occur. If your donation is not picked up, contact your local post office or simply place your donation by your mailbox on Monday instead. (We’ll be picking up missed donations on Monday, too.) And of course, your local food banks and pantries will gratefully accept your donation in person. In any case, we are deeply thankful for your generosity and are truly sorry for a

  • wildfrenchrose May 11, 2014

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    Mine didn't get picked up either.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger May 10, 2014

    Ours got picked up. I was a bit hesitant, as I had quite a lot, but I saw my neighbors outside, and told them about it. Found out she actually works for the post office and said they were so grateful for anything... food, personal care items, medicine (which I had 4 huge Earth Fare bags of! :-)

    And I just looked out (we get mail very late- like 4pm+), and they took ours. So sorry superturfguy, that yours didn't get picked up :-( Grrrr.....

  • Dr D May 10, 2014

    Our bags were picked up, but very late. Usually our carrier is here around noon on Sat but when the wind picked up, the sky clouded over, and the thunder rumbled around 5:30 I became concerned about them getting wet if/when it rained. Thankfully the carrier arrived around 6:00 and picked up the bags, sans rain; phew!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 10, 2014

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    superturfguy - I wonder why they didn't pick it up. That is very strange.

    Anyone else have a issue with their donations not being picked up?

    I made my donations at the couponing class today. Thanks to everyone who donated!!

  • superturfguy May 10, 2014

    Mail carrier didn't pick up our bag....:-(:-(:-(

  • FlyingUnderTheRadar May 10, 2014

    My bag of goodies is ready :) Thanks again for the reminder!

  • RaleighFoodBlogger May 10, 2014

    DR D- I was wondering the same thing... lol!