May 7, 2010

The Year's Easiest Act of Do-Goodingness

This Saturday, May 8, marks the 18th anniversary of Stamp Out Hunger, the nation’s largest food drive. Teaming up for this genius one-day event are the National Association of Letter Carriers (AKA the trusty posties who deliver your mail every day), Feeding America, and Campbell's.

It's a brilliantly simple idea. Just place cans, boxes or bags of non-perishable food items by your mailbox this Saturday and your mail carrier will pick 'em up and give them to a local food bank or pantry. Get food, leave on front step. Tricky it isn't.

This effort helps many of the more than 49 million Americans who are at risk of hunger.

(By the way, isn't that number crazy? Aren't there only 300 million people in the country? Isn't that one American in - tongue hangs out ... jaw drops ... brain whirrs ... - almost six?)

So grab a couple of extra items in the check-out aisle, raid the cupboard for stuff you're never likely to eat, pop them all in a bag, and leave them out front on Saturday morning.

You can also “Like” Stamp Out Hunger on Facebook, for which Campbell’s
will donate one can of soup to Feeding America.

They have a million cans to give away, so if just one in every four readers of Miss Do-Gooder's blog does the Facebook thing ... there will only be 999,999 cans to go.

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