If you’re a reader of Living on the Cheap, you are probably a money-savvy consumer, or hope to become one. Whether you use coupons, price-match sales or buy in bulk to save money on groceries, chances are you have a few extra non-perishable food items in your pantry, or can pick them up while grocery shopping.
The National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive aims to assist the 49 million Americans, including 16 million children, who are facing hunger. On Saturday, May 11, 2013, place a bag of non-perishable food items by your mail box for your letter carrier to deliver to a food bank or pantry. Local food banks across America are in need of canned meats, soups, bottled juice, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, rice, canned vegetables and other non-perishables. Last year 70.2 million pounds of food was collected, and this year the need is even greater. Giving back can feel just as good as saving money.
Please do not include items that are expired or nearly expired, or are in glass containers. You can also drop off goods at your local post office or food pantry.
Our mail carriers bring us stuff every day – it’s time to give something back to them and to our communities.