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!