I would have loved to give you more warning on this, but I just found out myself.
On Saturday, mail carriers across the country will be collecting food for families in need: the annual “Stamp Out Hunger!” campaign. All you have to do is place a bag of non-perishable pantry items by your mailbox—such as canned meats, fish, soup, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, rice… nothing expired, and nothing in glass containers.
I’m giving you two and a half days to prepare; hey, not so bad. In your glory days as a freshman you pulled off excruciating midterms with less time.
To make it a little more fun, I’m offering an incentive. Anyone who participates and lets me know will be entered in a drawing to receive two things: a book of 20 First Class Forever stamps…
…and a $10 Tim Horton’s gift card! Can I hear a scream or two??
Leave a comment saying you’re in, and I’ll enter you to win. If you can’t pull it off by Saturday, but pledge to deliver your donation to a local food pantry within a week, that works for me! (You do understand that I’m bribing you into giving? Good. I thought so.)
Spread the word. Spread the joy. Spread the food.
More details here: helpstampouthunger.com
Drawing closes Saturday night, May 10. Winner will be chosen by random.org. Giveaway open to US residents only.
Feel free to host a similar giveaway on your own public space!
I am definitely giving. In years past I have. And I probably would have forgotten had I not seen your blog. Thanks for the reminder!!
I’m in! 🙂
AAAAHHHHH!!! (Scream for coffee) I already have my start-of-a-pile on my counter and intended to look up if expired items were ok and consistently forgot to check:( so thank you! All the better if I get some coffee and stamps out of it!
Thanks for reminding me of the food drive. It was off my radar and I haven’t seen a memo in my mailbox yet. I should be able to remember though since it is always right around my husband’s birthday.
Do we get multiple entries for multiple comments?? 🙂
Yes, I’m in!
Thanks for the reminder.
I’m in… Thanks for the reminder again. I smell the coffee already. Oh wait. .. that’s my husband in the kitchen, grinding.
Thanks for the reminder!! I just got a bag together. 🙂
In, too! And thank you for reminding all of us to share with those in need! And yes!! I am screaming…
Count me in! Filled my bag yesterday…
Look at all these people you are reminding. 🙂 Me included. Planning to join you!
I got a bag and a reminder in the mail yesterday! It is full & ready to go!
and I’m in too=)
Me too. Thanks for the reminder!
I never heard (or at least it never registered) of this food drive. Thanks for the head’s up. Our bag is out waiting by the mailbox now. 🙂
Put me in!!!!!! Tim Horton’s gift card makes me excited!!! 🙂 Dropped my bag of food at our local post office today.
Is this girl remembering that it’s her moral obligation to provide her aging mother with the staples of life…….. uh, the stamps would come in handy too, but. ……….
Oh really? Too funny.
Sorry, no bonus points for a second entry.
such a good idea to help me remember to drop off my bag of food!! I would love to win the stamps or the gift card!!
I’m in too! Thanks for the reminder.