May 07 2010

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Published by at 10:14 am under Global View,Hawaii

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Help End Hunger

Saturday May 8th, the National Association of Letter Carriers will be collecting non-perishable food to help families in our communities. People are turning to food banks and distribution agencies for the first time due to the economic climate.  Many face hard choices, having to choose between food and rent or medical needs. It is estimated that the demand for emergency food assistance has increased 30%.

I have seen an increase in the number of people living on Oahu’s beaches, bus shelters and parks. My heart goes out to them. The Hawaii Foodbank food network is critical to preventing hunger in Hawaii serving 131,862 people each year.

You can help people in your area by placing your food donation at your mailbox on May 8th before your letter carrier arrives with the day’s mail. All donations will be collected and then delivered to local food banks or pantries. Please do not include expired or glass items. For more information click here. I would also encourage you to visit a blog I wrote posted on President Obama’s national Serve.gov website on a creative birthday I had last year where I asked people to bring cans of food instead of gifts.

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  1. caramon 08 May 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Thanks Capsun – Cara

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