STAMP OUT HUNGER 2013: A Successful Joint Effort for Savannah Letter Carriers’ and our Neighbors
The National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) held their 21st annual food drive Stamp Out Hunger! on Saturday, May 11th. Initiated in 1992 and traditionally held on the second Saturday in May, this is the nation’s largest single-day food drive that rallies together postal customers across all 50 states. With the help of the nine Savannah Post Offices, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Inc. received more than 82,000 lbs of non-perishable food donations that were generously donated by our neighbors and residents.
As the school year comes to a close, the summer becomes a critical time for families and hungry children that are not able to benefit from school meal programs. The food bank shelves have been depleted during the winter and spring months of nearly all of the holiday season donations. The annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive is our last big push, prior to the start of summer, to stock up and continue to successfully feed the children and seniors in our communities.
Hunger hurts but you can help
Think hunger is an issue in countries other than America? Not so. One in four children are at-risk for hunger in southeastern Georgia. America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia urges you to join the fight against local hunger. Hunger Hurts. You can help.
Do Good Things
Now you can be part of Jamie Deen’s Do Good Things movement! Purchase the red rubber Do Good Things bracelet that says “Malice Toward None” on one side and “Do Good Things” on the other side by sending $2 to the food bank to cover shipping and handling. This will be your promise to Do Goods Things and the bracelet will serve of your reminder that the first good thing you have done to honor your promise is feed four needy children!