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Stamp Out Hunger food drive TODAY!

Posted May 14

The annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers is Saturday, May 14, 2016.

This is such an easy way to donate some of your non-perishable food overstock to folks who could really use the help! I challenge you to donate even just one item.

Last year, donations provided more than 409,000 meals to hungry families in the 34-county service area of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

All you need to do is leave a non-perishable food item in or by your mailbox or you can deliver it to your local post office on Saturday, May 14. 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 item for this food drive, we could help them collect a ton of food! If you can donate 2 or 3 cans or boxes of food, that's even better.

You can see more information on their website.

https://www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive

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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 15, 2016

    janunnery27330 - so sorry your mail carrier did not pick up the food. Maybe you can donate it at another time.

  • janunnery27330 May 15, 2016

    They didn't bother to pick up two plastic bags filled with food. Did anybody bother to tell the mail carrier to pick up bags of food on the 14th? I am disabled and cannot take it to USPS so it goes back into the cupboard.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 14, 2016

    superturfguy - That was great of you to buy the food! You can donate it directly to the food bank or a local food pantry near you or a church with a food pantry. Many grocery stores have food bank bins in them as well. Here's the link to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC in Raleigh. They have multiple locations throughout the Triangle:

    http://www.foodbankcenc.org

  • superturfguy May 14, 2016

    Any ideas of what to do if you bought the food and forgot to put it out by the mail box... UGH

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 14, 2016

    Don't forget - today is the day! Putting my bag out now. :-)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 12, 2016

    raesmom1612 - that's a wonderful lesson and a very good deed! :-)

  • raesmom1612 May 12, 2016

    This is great! I had Rae go into the cabinets with me and help me pick out a few things while explaining to her why we were doing it, she didn't quite understand, but she was excited to fill the bag and put it by the door :)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 12, 2016

    Em2s - that is so generous of you to donate to this food drive. It's such an important way to help out all the kids who are food insecure over the summer. And thank YOU for reading the posts and commenting! I really appreciate it. :-)

  • Em2s May 12, 2016

    Faye - Thanks for the reminder! I've put an appointment alert on my calendar to ensure I remember. I've got a great collection from our fabulous savings and looking forward to passing non-perishables along.

    I'm so grateful to you for teaching and posting about savings techniques -- it makes it possible to share with others while meeting the family budget.