This week Mom and I are taking a shopping trip. We’re making a list – Soup, canned goods, rice, pasta, baby food, paper towels and toilet paper – but none of it is going to us. We’re buying groceries to donate to our local food bank this Saturday in Stamp Out Hunger, the nation’s largest food drive.
What makes it the largest food drive is that it’s easy to participate. Simply leave a bag of nonperishable goods near your mailbox and your mail carrier will pick them up. They’ll be distributed to a local food bank, where they can be used to help your community by making sure your neighbors get the nourishment they need.
The recession has increased demand at Food Banks by 30 percent, according to a 2009 Feeding America survey.
If ever there was a time to help out your neighbor, it’s now. The Stamp Out Hunger site requests that no donations of expired food _or_ food in glass containers be made. Remember things like baby food, canned meats, cereal, shelf milk and cooking oil or Crisco.
Also, for every fan of Stamp Out Hunger on Facebook, Campbell’s Soup will make a one-can donation to Feeding America.
Join with me this year in helping others get the food they need. We can all work together to do this!