Monday, April 25, 2011

The Letter Carrier Always Rings Twice (So Please Leave Your Food Donation by Your Mail Box)

Our friendly letter carriers conduct two food drives a year, one in May and one in November. The latter one usually gets more response because it's so close to Thanksgiving.

The one in May is just as important, if not more important, because it falls during the late spring-summer period, a time of year when food drives are not as frequent.

Roadrunner Food Bank (and all the affiliate food banks of Feeding America) will tell you that demand for their services has been up significantly the past couple years because of the ongoing economic recession. (See report from the Food Research and Action Center, FRAC, entitled Food Hardship in America -2010)

So this year, more than ever, please remember to participate in the letter carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 14. Leave a bag of non-perishable food items out by your mail box. Peanut butter, tuna, canned beans and vegetables (corn, peas, green beans)...all are welcome.

Here is a PSA to help you remember.

1 comment:

Roadrunner Food Bank said...

Thank you Carlos for spreading the word! Hope this finds you doing well! Best, Sonya