Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Remember when I first moved here, and I wrote about my mailman, Chuck, who did NOT like it when my address was written incorrectly on letters? (Don’t remember that? Okay I just looked back and apparently I never posted about it. Here’s the story: my neighborhood postman is named Chuck, and when I first moved here, Jugs wrote me letters with the wrong house number — off by one digit. After hand-delivering my letters for a week, Chuck left me a VERY detailed note, which included the phrase PLEASE USE THE RIGHT ADDRESS! in shouty capitals — and he even double-underlined it.) Anyway, he’s still a bit of a wild card, and often my People Magazine arrives late, but regardless — the National Association of Letter Carriers is sponsoring a “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive!

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This is the 20th annual national “Stamp Out Hunger” — the largest one-day food drive in the nation! Last year, over 70 million pounds of food were donated across the United States.

It’s easy to participate! Simply place your non-perishable food items by your mailbox on Saturday, May 12th or deliver them to your local post office.

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You can take part in this food drive from anywhere in the nation. If you live here in Wake County, the Food Bank of Central an Eastern North Carolina has volunteer opportunities at various post offices. You will receive a “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive tshirt, and snacks will be provided. Children are welcome, as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

For more information about the 2012 “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive, visit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina’s information page. And remember, place your non-perishable food items by your mailbox on May 12.

Credit: Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina

Together with mail carriers like Chuck, we can “Stamp Out Hunger!”

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