Friday, May 9, 2008

Stamp Out Hunger: Be A Blessing

Tomorrow, May 10, 2008, you have the chance to easily bless others by sharing just a little from your pantry as you participate in Stamp Out Hunger.

All non-perishable foods are welcome; no glass jars and you do need to make sure items haven't expired.

I know I, like many people out there who first discover CVSing or how to maximize deals with coupons, wondered, "What will I do with the extra stuff I might not use?"

Donating those extras is always the best option, either by just giving those extras to family members who don't have the time/ability to make the deals you do or donating them to local food banks, shelters, churches, and needy families.

Believe me, whatever those extra items you have may be, there is someone out there who would be grateful to receive it during their time of need.

So, with that in mind, here's a photo of what I've pulled from my pantry to donate tomorrow:

It's not much, but it's something. And a whole lot of little somethings done by all of us will quickly add up to one BIG BLESSING for our communities.

I'd love to know how many of you are participating and what you're donating. Take a photo if you can, post about it, spread the word by going here and reading about Stamp Out Hunger, then come back here to add your permalink to the Mr. Linky box below.

I'd love nothing more than to see that Mr. Linky box bursting at the seams with links to how all of you will Be A Blessing to your communities!

Thanks for reading this, thanks for sharing your gifts, and thanks for reaching out to help others in need!


Anonymous said...

That's great you care to give to others! Every bit counts. I picked up some food today that people already placed in their mailboxes. Some other carriers picked up today and yeasterday as well. We already have a hamper of food to start off the food drive and it still has not even begun yet. Well I am redy for a busy day tomarrow. The good news is I only have the put the food in the back of the truck. When i get back to the station i pull up to the loading dock and voulenters from the food banks unload and sort everything. Last year they were really supprised when I pulled up with an entire truck full to the top with food. My last 1/2 hour delivering i had to drive with more food in the front of the truck on the tray. I think I had the most! Well we will see what happtens this year. I think peole prefer to donate food over money. It really is a good cause!

Mary Ann said...

My bag is out by the mailbox. It contains a box of cereal, 2 cans of baked beans, canned corn, boxed mac and cheese and a couple cans of soup.

I told my husband that it looks like so little but with others donating a small bag like mine it will turn out to be a lot!

I love putting out a bag each year. It's the easiest way to help those in need!

K said...

Our donation just got stolen. I hope whoever took it really needed it.