1 in 6 Americans live at or below poverty level.
1 in 7 Americans use SNAP benefits (food stamps.)
1 in 8 American’s are currently served by Feeding America.
More than 50 million people, including nearly 17 million children, are facing hunger.
Nearly 6 million Americans are fed by food banks each week.
How does this happen?
How.does.this.happen in a country where, ironically, obesity rates are skyrocketing?
It just does. Nothing is ever perfect in an imperfect world…though there is hope and you can help.
Tomorrow, Campbell Soup Company will team up with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to collect food donations in order to provide assistance to the millions of Americans who are struggling with hunger.
Now in its 21st year, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, having collected more than one billion pounds of food since its inception in 1993. In 2012, generous Americans donated more than 70 million pounds of food, which marked the ninth consecutive year that at least 70 million pounds were collected.
Helping Stamp Out Hunger is as easy as checking your mailbox. Just leave a bag of non-perishable food items by your mailbox on Saturday, May 11. Your letter carrier will then pick up and deliver the food to a local food bank. Examples of non-perishable items include: canned meats & fish, canned soup, canned vegetables & fruits, juice, pasta sauce, pasta, cereal, rice and peanut butter. They ask that you please do not include items that have expired or those in glass containers.
I have my donation bag on the front porch and ready to set out…do you?