Saturday was Stamp Out Hunger 2012! I have been posting on Facebook and tweeting about it. (Yes, I tweet. I’m not very good at it, though. I get confused about whether I should use a # or a @ and I am unsure of proper Twitter etiquette. But you can follow me @cincodemommy if you want!)
We arrived at a post office in north Raleigh, got our Stamp Out Hunger tshirts and waited for the donated food to arrive:
Trucks arrived, bearing non-perishable food in brown paper bags. If the bags were torn, or the cans weren’t in bags, the letter carriers put them in those plastic USPS boxes
We received a lot of canned goods — mostly soup and beans and meat — and chips, as well as condiments and veggies. Lots of boxes of dessert mix.
However, I was really cheered to see baby food, as hunger affects babies too!
I found a note in one paper bag
We collected so much food at our post office, the site coordinator had to go back for more pallets and boxes!
Overall we filled 16 huge boxes — just at one post office! Stamp Out Hunger is a national food drive, so I can not even imagine how much food was collected overall!
I am so proud to have been a part of Stamp Out Hunger 2012!