I guess this week is my week to talk about causes. 🙂
THIS SATURDAY is an important day! Saturday May 12, 2012 is the annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign facilitated by the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Every year the Letter Carriers support efforts to end hunger all across the country by picking up non-perishable food items that people like you and I leave out next to our mailboxes. The Letter Carriers pick up all this donated food on their regular routes one Saturday a year. They then take the donated food and give it to local food assistance agencies. Here in the Rogue Valley the donated food will be given to ACCESS.
There are over 500,000 Oregonians suffering from food insecurity.
1 in 7 Americans are currently using SNAP (Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program-formerly known as food stamps).
1 in 8 Americans is currently receiving assistance from Feeding America.
1 in 6 Americans are facing hunger and are below the poverty level.
It is a common misconception that the people that need food are unemployed or lazy.
Place your items in a bag next to your mailbox on Saturday morning and your letter carrier will pick it up and make sure it gets to your local food assistance organization.
Make your mom proud this Mother’s Day! Donate food, the ultimate expression of love, to the Letter Carriers annual Stamp Out Hunger event!