Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Help Stamp Out Hunger - and Day 3 of Giveaways!

I was going to post about this on MaC Monday - but with the new blog launch I ran out of Mondays to talk about it!  :)  This Saturday you can help alleviate hunger in this country...without even leaving your house.

May 12th is the 20th Anniversary of the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  It couldn't be easier to participate - simply collect and bag non-perishable food items (please no glass containers) and place them by your mailbox.  Your letter carrier will pick it up and deliver it to a local food bank or pantry.  It is that easy!

I could ramble on and throw a bunch of statistics your way - but instead I'll just ask you to reach in to your hearts and your cupboards and give what you are able.  A few cans of soup will bring warmth and comfort to an elderly shut-in, a tub of applesauce will be a welcome treat for a little one's tummy.  It breaks my heart to think that in one of the richest countries in the world there are still people who go to bed hungry, parents who don't know how they are going to feed their children, senior citizens who sacrifice food for medicine - we can make this better.  I hope you'll join us!
A big thank you to the National Association of Letter Carriers who make this possible every year. How about throwing in a handmade thank you card in to the bag?  Love it!

Leave me a comment here - share an idea for some food items that people could include in their bags, let me know if you are/your town is participating, or just say hi!  One lucky winner will receive the ENTIRE Momenta Birthday Collection (super cute paper and embellishments) and a Mega Runner and 1.5" create-a-sticker from Xyron!


Thanks so much everybody!  Happy Wednesday!





128 comments:

  1. Love that day! it is always good to help out, and seeing the whole town do it is great.
    thanks for the chance to win!

    Anne

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is a wonderful program. I have been supporting it for years.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is a great program that I always encourage everyone to participate in! I always support our local food drives! Thanks for the chance to win as well!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Doesn't everybody love to feel helpful? I'll make sure to get some extra things while grocery shopping this week so I can do my part! And thanks for the chance to win some great stuff too!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. It is a fabulous program. I know in running our food pantry at church one of the most requested items is canned pasta and another is the canned hams.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ooh - I never would have thought about canned pasta...thanks for that info! I'll pick some up at the store this week!

      Delete
  6. Great program. Everyone should help out with it.

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a great program. I never heard of this. My friend is a mail carrier. I will be giving her a call this afternoon to see if our area is participating. Thank you so much for a chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You go girl!! Love that you are doing that!!

      Delete
  8. spaghetti noodles - non perishables - juice - can goods

    blazey07@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. We have a food bank here in Orlando near where I travel by daily, and is easily accessible. I also coupon and purchase extra for this reason, and give to the Food bank. My daughter has volunteered there and helped stock the shelves. Everyone together can make a difference! Thank you for having this awareness!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I think this is a great idea! Our town is participating! My favorite ideas are cereals and light weight boxes. They are the easiest for the mail carriers to pick up and move around. Canned goods are also nice when there are just a few in a handle with a bag or small box. What a fun way to give back to the community! And so easy too!

    ReplyDelete
  11. We participate in this program each year! Canned tuna, canned pasta, canned ham, canned hash are all great to give. I try to look for cans with the "pop" top so a can opener isn't needed. Also, thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is a wonderful way to get the word out! I always add in boxes of mac and cheese with some canned meats. You can get really good Armour brand roast beef in a can. It is great with the mac & cheese or served over cooked noodles. There were four kids in my family and money was sometimes tight when we were growing up. Mac % cheese, fried Spam and canned pinto beans were a great way to feed a family of six with little expense involved. Another less expensive treat is canned pudding. Not the pudding cups but 15 oz. cans of pudding from the dollar store. I even throw in the $1. graham cracker crust sometimes so they can make an inexpensive pie for dessert! It's a big spirit-lifter when your family is hungry and you can still give them dessert!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I like to check out what our local Publix has on sale in their Buy One Get One sale that week.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Our kids love picking out food to purchase and leave out on that day!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thanks for highlighting the national "Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive", Beth. It is such a wonderful, wonderful program. I just want everyone donating items to please check the expiration dates and make sure the cans do not have dents and the boxes/packaging are properly sealed. I have heard they have had to throw away enormous amounts of donated food due to those reasons alone.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great program. We have one very similar where I live. We always donate baby food and peanut butter.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thanks so much for spreading the word. It makes me happy to help out as I can. We always have extra food because we often shop at BJ's Wholesalers in our area of Albany, NY. There is also another drive in the fall at holiday time. Besides giving extra cans of tuna, soup, tomatoes, coffee, etc., I often throw in salt or cans of spices to help. Fondly, Carol V. (cvivenzio@nycap.rr.com)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Our local post office does this event. At a previous job there was a woman that worked at a food shelf, she stated some interesting items that I would never of thought of.
    When buying shampoo, get conditioner and shampoo in the same bottle as they are only allowed one "beauty product". Womens monthly needs are in high demand. diapers for babies in the larger sizes. Of course anything is helpful as all food shelves are struggling.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thanks for the reminder, I'm going shopping today! Of course, anyone can reach into their cabinets and fill a bag with the things they find. Kid friendly food is good spaghettios, peanut butter, microwave popcorn. Don't forget canned veggies, pastas and cereals. Anything you can spare helps. Donna (kittyfaerie@yahoo.com)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love Xyron. I have not heard of this food drive. Will have to check.on my local post office.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love to let my kids help choose things to go in the bags we put out. It helps them appreciate that not everyone has all that we do.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Good Morning Beth,
    In our area we have local food banks to donate to, and unfortunately there is always a need. We try to donate whatever we can, when we can.
    Thanks for another chance to win an awesome gift!
    Sue O

    ReplyDelete
  23. I don't know if my little town is doing this food drive or not. I would love to win this prize so I am hoping you pick me. God Bless

    ReplyDelete
  24. I retired from the Post Office and this is something that the employees loved to do. The food goes to the food bank in the city or town that it was collected in. It is such a big help to the community. My idea...go to the store and buy cans of veggies to give. Or boxes of mac and cheese or peanut butter. Some grocery stores put these items on sale during this time so they are even cheaper. The grocery store in our town even has a post office cart by the front of the store so you can drop your donation off after you do your shopping.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love this program!! Thanks for the chance to win great prizes!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. What a great initiative; don't forget to include great protein substitutes like canned beans. It allows for a cheap vegetarian meal, or be able to stretch a spaghetti or chili recipe. Thank you for the great prizes and a chance to win

    ReplyDelete
  27. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I use to volunteer on UCOM here in Grand Rapids Michigan they have a food pantry and I know a big big need is baby food and caned milk. Now I have my first baby and I can see why.This year I can't give my time but I will donate thinking of the littles ones.

    ReplyDelete
  29. I'm moving out of state at the end of the month and this is a wonderful way to clear out my pantry and make my load lighter. In my area they do this twice a year so I make it a point to get extra so I have plenty to give. We also pick a day before the drop off date and let the kids (now 4y and 9y) get a list of the food items on sale they would like to collect from the store and give. We also give them a $15 each limit. When we were teenagers my mom would make it a contest. we could save coupons and go throw the papers. Whoever could get the most amount of food without going over got a prize. My kids are to young for the prize part but lunch somewhere makes them just as happy.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Any
    .can





    any can goods...thanks for the giveway!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I'm not sure if our local post office is participating. When they do, I usually put out canned meats (chicken, tuna, etc.), canned fruits and veggies and plastic jars of peanut butter.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Soups and vegetables are always a safe option, but any non-perishable food items are good (except food in glass containers such as pickles).

    ReplyDelete
  33. Awesome, never knew you could do this at anytime. Thanks for the info.

    ReplyDelete
  34. What a great Day that is when everyone thinks about the people that don't have food we have so many in our Country that have little or nothing. We all need to help in some way and my Town is a Military town and every year if their is a food drive we always give just like when my Son was in NJROTC at his high School The were at Stores Collecting food for the Family's that needed food. It makes your young kids of Today think about the other who have no food to eat. Evan the Curves World wide gets involved with Collecting Food for the needy they just finished a Clothing Drive as well.Thanks for sharing all the stories and for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Our town is participating, but unfortunately we'll be gone and it's supposed to rain Friday night so I don't want to set items out ahead of time. I love this program - it makes it so easy for people to donate. In the past we've donate canned vegetables, fruit, beans, dry milk powder, peanut butter, soups, etc.

    ReplyDelete
  36. We always participate in this great program! Thanks for the reminder. Now I can be prepared instead of scrambling at the last minute the way I usually do!

    ReplyDelete
  37. It's always great to help others and i know how it feel to need food to for my 2 girls. Pasta is great to add to those bags, can veggies, jam. Our letter carriers don't do this but people can do this everyday at our grocery stores.

    Thanks for the chance
    StefanieH

    ReplyDelete
  38. I always put canned meats and potatoes veggies out on this day . I got a remonder from postal guy on the day. Thanks for the chance and awesome idea to include a card!!!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Thank you for the reminder!

    ReplyDelete
  40. I'm giving granola bars,pasta sauce and not sure what else. Great time for the community to help .

    ReplyDelete
  41. If you have a Sam's membership they have a really great canned chicken which is labeled as Members Mark Chicken Breast canned in water. I was never a fan of canned chicken but they were handing out samples 1 day & it was so good. It can be used in so many ways. I plan on having some of it in my donation bag with some pasta & other canned goods.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Oops, I hit enter! i like to include as healthy as possible....cereal, granola bars,whole wheat pasta... What ever I can do to help!

    ReplyDelete
  43. My husband and I are supporters of the food bank here in Baton Rouge. Wonderful program.
    Thanks for all the give aways! Have a blessed day.

    ReplyDelete
  44. I just go through my canned goods and see what looks usable as is such as soup, fruit...something you can open up and eat pretty easily. I also like to include things like granola bars, crackers etc. It is such an easy way to give of ourselves and the excess we live with.

    ReplyDelete
  45. What a great idea for my birthday, helping others! Thanks for the idea.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Hi!! I've heard peanut butter is a perfect item to include, and any type of canned veggies/fruit!

    ReplyDelete
  47. We always do this at my house, We love to put out Mac and Cheese boxes or the instant ones now and canned veggie and fruits! Thanks for a wonderful opportunity!

    ReplyDelete
  48. I like to volunteer at the local food bank, they always appreciate the helping hands

    ReplyDelete
  49. Macaroni. You can do a million things with it. Jello. Simple, but a nice treat. Also think of things like feminine products, diapers, paper products, and soap/shampoo.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Pick up the microwave desserts--it will brighten someone's day.

    ReplyDelete
  51. At our church's food pantry, canned meats (tuna, chicken, etc.) and peanut butter are staples.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Our local boy scouts do a food drive several times a year. We participate and help them with it. Great giveaway. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Thanks for the plug on this great opportunity to help in the community, Beth. I think last year, the last drive netted over 75,000 lbs of goods to help fill the shelves of the main food bank... but it only lasted a few days due to the high need in our area at the time. Consider instant potatoes,olives, cake mixes and frosting with candles and sprinkles in a bundle. Crackers and cheese, protein bars, dried fruit snacks and nuts.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Love this program. Canned fruit and veggies are a must!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Love that this is so easy to do. Just rummage through your pantry, get a sack, put it by your mailbox, and celebrate your good fortune by sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Great program! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  57. What a great cause - wonderful of you to help promote and raise awareness for it! Thanks for another great giveaway chance too!

    ReplyDelete
  58. I think supermarket giftcards are great to give with non perishable foods. This can help pantries buy foods that they are short on. I like to give dry beans, rice, crackers, soup, cereals, protein bars, canned vegetables and canned pasta meals

    ReplyDelete
  59. This is a great program. I sometimes work at our Food Pantry in my city. We are always needing Peanut butter, jelly, cooking oil, cereal, Ramen noodles, flour, sugar, powdered milk, canned foods (especially canned pastas for the kids), canned hams, tuna, chicken, any protein foods in cans, and any other non-perishables. We appreciate any donations. My church keeps a box in the foyer for donations, all year.

    God bless you for reminding us of this special day.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Received my bag in my mailbox the other day. It will be returned to the mailbox on Saturday with canned goods. Thanks for reminding people of this, Beth and thanks for another great giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Morning Kathy! Congrats! You are the winner of the Wednesday Giveaway! WOOHOO! :) If you'll email me at aintshecrafty@gmail.com with your mailing address we'll get it boxed up and ready to go!

      Delete
  61. What a great idea this Stamp Out Hunger is, don't think we've anything like that here in the UK, more's the pity. I hope it's a great success.

    ReplyDelete
  62. Canned meat, veggies & fruit are perfect to send. Or things that you need to add water to like oatmeal, ramen noodles, & instant mac & cheese. Love this idea!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Thanks for the reminder. Love all the ideas! Dry foods like RICE, BEANS, and PASTA are inexpensive, lightweight, and very versatile. Canned meats like tuna, chicken, ham can help those dishes be more of a meal. It's hard to give dairy but there is canned milk products and velveeta cheese. A great spaghetti sauce goes well with pasta and is a favorite with kids. Of course you can never go wrong with peanut butter and jelly!!!

    ReplyDelete
  64. Soup and crackers is always good. It can be very filling and yummy. Canned soup doesn't go bad either.

    ReplyDelete
  65. peanut butter and jelly along with assorted crackers would be good!
    thank yuo for a chance in the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  66. We got our bag a few days ago. Our area has been doing this for quite awhile now. what a great opportunity to serve others. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  67. What a great giveaway for even a greater cause.....gonna find out if my carrier is doing it and gonna make a thank you card for my carrier too !!! It is a great idea !
    Barbara

    ReplyDelete
  68. My church has requested dry spaghetti & cereals. What a wonderful way to give back!

    ReplyDelete
  69. We love doing this in our area. Canned soups, canned vegetables and cereals are always good options for us. Thanks for the chance!!

    ReplyDelete
  70. Tuna, peanut butter,cereals,pasta.These are always good things to put in the bag.

    ReplyDelete
  71. Heyy! Unsure if town is participating. Wish I could but we don't have the food to spare...we rely on foodstamps, WIC, & foodpantries, ourselves. We're very frugal bout what we get, too, always couponing & we hardly ever eat out. But, I'm willing to volunteer my time if I can (though I can't lift much, since I'm pregnant). Some good ideas are: cereal, pasta, mac & ch, pb & j, tea, tuna, raisins, anything canned, soup, veggies, etc...

    ReplyDelete
  72. Usually my son's school collects for the local food bank. Now that you brought my attention to the day I have realized we have not received a notice. Ummm.... We will have to check it out and if school is not participating we will just have to drop of some stuff. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone.

    ReplyDelete
  73. Our area always participates and I like to give bottles of body lotion (the small ones we collect at hotels) along with bars of Ivory soap and dish soap. (You can get lg. bottles at the Dollar store) As well as crackers, sugar free jellos and puddings and bags of dried beans. I also use it as an opportunity to clean out my pantry with items that I've overstocked with like soups and tomatoes, or pumpkin pie filling as I always buy extras for the food drives. Thanks for the chance!

    ReplyDelete
  74. I wish I was in town to help! I would leave out peanut butter, tuna fish, soup, dried fruits, whole grain pasta and rice.

    ReplyDelete
  75. Love this Program!I went to post office to dropoff my Mothers' Day cards and they were giving everyone a postcard with the info.I went home,and prepare a box with Campbells Soups,Progresso Soups (love these),Canned Beans,pasta and 3 boxes of cereal.
    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  76. Our town is participating. Got my postcard today. I include canned soups and canned tuna along with some canned vegies.

    ReplyDelete
  77. I try to include cans with pop tops on them because the receiver might not always have a can opener.

    ReplyDelete
  78. Our local PO has done it in the past, but I am not sure if they are doing it this year or not. Peanut butter is great because it stores easily and loaded with protein. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  79. Hi Beth!! Yes, my town in MS is participating and I have it on the calendar not to forget! In addition to the canned goods, I was thinking about dried fruit like banana chips, cranberries, etc. that will last a long time. Great nutrition when added to their cereal or just need a good pick me up snack. Thanks so much for spreading the word about this awesome cause!! ((hugs))

    ReplyDelete
  80. I usually put some bags of dog treats or small boxes of pet food out with the other food. The pets have to eat too. People may think you should get rid of your animals if you are in need of help, but that is hard to do. They are part of the family too.

    ReplyDelete
  81. I think our area is participating. A handmade card is great, maybe putting cute stickers on the bottom of the cans you donate might bring some cheer.

    Items that don't require cooking: Peanut Butter, Tuna, canned fruits, Jerky, Crackers, Cereals.

    If you are going to go out and purchase something specific I think a good idea would be a simple can opener. You can usually find them under $5 and they really are a blessing when you don't have one.

    Kids are home during the summer, fruit drinks & cookies bring a smile - The $1 stores have a wide selection.

    ReplyDelete
  82. I don't know if our community is participating - i really haven't heard anything about it. But baby food is a great item to donate . . . .

    ReplyDelete
  83. I think this a wonderful idea. I have to find out if our area is doing this. I know that I have a bunch of things that I can donate. I always stock up when things are on sale and then it seems I don't get around to using them all. I think I could probably give a pretty full bag of canned goods. I think I will start making a bag right now.

    ReplyDelete
  84. I was not aware of this. Since we are a very small town, I'm not sure if we will be participating in this or not. We do have a annual drive that the boy scouts head which allows us to put food itmes on our doorstep and they come around and pick them all up! I love helping with that! How much easier could it be to help those less fortunate than us.

    ReplyDelete
  85. What a great idea to help people. I will be going through my pantry to see what I can put in a large bag, since we have a large mailbox I may as well make good use of it....I hate the junk mail so this will take up all the room! Thanks for a chance to win such a great big bag of goodies! Ciao db:)

    ReplyDelete
  86. Our bag is ready. Canned veggies, soup and pasta mixes. It is a great thing that the USPS is doing. Thanks for the giveaways. My 50th birthday is this month, would love to win.

    ReplyDelete
  87. Our local church participates in our food bank throughout the year. The Letter Carriers drive is another way to help those in need. I save the soaps from the hotels when traveling, along with the lotions to give to our homeless shower program and also to the shelters. I love some of the ideas I have read about today. I like to include Jello cups in our bags, as well as, the boxes. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  88. Beans and rice go a long way...

    ReplyDelete
  89. Big fan of putting stuff that comes in cans with pull tops and can be eaten directly with little preparation. Canned peaches and ravioli come to mind.

    ReplyDelete
  90. I am a big fan and our community does participate!! I usually give canned veggies, fruit, meats, and items that just require adding water. Thank you for supporting such a great cause and of course the chance to win some goodies too!!

    ReplyDelete
  91. The post office dropped off paper bags today to fill with non perishable foods to leave at our mailbox on SAturday to help stamp out hunger! ariannasma216@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  92. I just got my Stamp Out Hunger card in the mail today! Didn't get any bags though... I will be donating canned fruits, veggies, pasta, etc. I usually donate food to the food bank through my daughter's girl scout troop, my son's school, or my daughter's school; I can't really recall getting one of these cards in the mail before. Maybe I missed it? I am also doing the Child Hunger Ends Here: http://www.childhungerendshere.com/Html/Index.html?gclid=CPLVsMaS9K8CFYcZQgodcn46Wg

    ReplyDelete
  93. Taking your kids shopping with you to specifically buy items to donate is a great way to introduce them to giving and sharing with others.

    ReplyDelete
  94. I'm very practical, and would buy necessities. Foods that could be stretched.

    ReplyDelete
  95. This is a wonderful program. Pasta would be good item to donate.

    ReplyDelete
  96. My town does participate. I usually do canned veges, pastas and canned chicken and tuna. Sometimes I go a little crazy and add cake mixes and frosting.

    ReplyDelete
  97. I am floored that you brought up our Food Drive. I work for USPS in Texas for over 25 years and all post offices are participating if you receive a bag/card or not. Just leave can goods in plastic bags or brown bags. I have seen it all: can goods, bags of rice, spaghetti, drinks, boxed goods anything that won't go stale. This is ALL for your local Food Bank. Us, Carriers are just trying to move food from our customers homes to the Food Bank to help those in need temporary or permanent. We need to support people of our towns no matter what their situation is. It doesn't matter if its a can or two or two or three bags of groceries but please don't put out expired goods just because you want to clean out your pantry. Be fair to those who really need our help. Thanks so much for bringing this up. I have posted the Food Drive on my Facebook and overjoyed that you have pushed it farther. Thank YOU Beth !!

    ReplyDelete
  98. I donate to my food bank regularly and participate in food drives throughout the year.

    Anything that is in a can such as canned meats, pastas, fruit and veggies. Dried products such as rice and powdered milk. It's also good to include sundries such as toothpaste, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins etc and diapers. School supplies such as paper and pencils etc. They also cost money and these items are of great help. No food bank that I'm aware of will refuse those items. Because I physically donate food items. I also include coupons that I don't use. :)

    It's also important to support are furry friend with dog and cat food of any kind. A lot of low income,etc families have pets to feed. My food bank LOVES to receive cat and dog foods dry or otherwise. Thank you for spreading awarness and helping others. :)

    ReplyDelete
  99. Love it!! High protein items are always the best - peanut butter, canned tuna, chicken, etc. My bag will be full and out by my mailbox on Saturday!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  100. WE always participate but the blog entry has been brilliant.So many things I never thought of giving.We have 7 cats & dogs-I never thought of donating pet food.Going to Walmart tonight and getting some of the different things I've seen posted here.Thank you so much for your support of such a great program

    ReplyDelete
  101. This is an amazing program. I try to always give throughout the year. Growing up our family had to rely on food from food banks. I usually try to include a variety of foods (I am a vegetarian, so I make sure to include things for them as well). I like to give soups (canned and dried), canned fruits and veggies, rice and beans, and cereals. Thanks for giving a shout out to such a good cause!

    ReplyDelete
  102. I've got Soup, Kraft Mac and Cheese,Fruit Cups, Jello,Rice, Cereal, Toothbrushes and Toothpaste. I also like to donate goods to the local Nursing Home..every bit helps.

    ReplyDelete
  103. An idea that our family does is that everytime we go into a shopping centre we pick up two things to put into the Food Bank box. It's amazing how many extra visits we make to the grocery store during the week, but that's okay. The same with dog and cat food. When we purchase food once a month for dog, cat and birds. Wild birds, too! What a wonderful world we live in when we help each other out.

    ReplyDelete
  104. This is great. We have lots of stuff here that ill be ready to donate.

    ReplyDelete
  105. This is great. We have lots of stuff here that ill be ready to donate.

    ReplyDelete
  106. This is great. We have lots of stuff here that ill be ready to donate.

    ReplyDelete
  107. This is a great program. Thanks for all the ideas that i never thought of.

    ReplyDelete
  108. I always leave a bag out. Thanks for the reminder that it is this weekend. Thanks for the chance to win too!

    ReplyDelete
  109. I have never heard of this program. How do I find out if Pittsburgh is included?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Kelly - thank you so much for asking! That is awesome! I found this list of coordinators by town and there were several in Pittsburgh so you can call or email one of them and they can let you know for sure if/where they are participating. http://stampouthunger.info/downloads/FD2012Coordinators.pdf

      Delete
  110. I will be participating in this in San Antonio, Texas. Theyalways support this endeavor. I think your blog will help this nation wide travel. San Antonio's Food Bank support all of South Texas.

    ReplyDelete
  111. Thanks for the reminder, Beth. We all have so much, it is great to share with those in need.

    ReplyDelete
  112. Just got my bag today...great stuff to add is any canned, boxed, dry food

    ReplyDelete
  113. Not sure if you can do this for this food drive, but I also collect hotel shampoos and conditioners to donate to shelters. Freebie make up samples are great too. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    ReplyDelete
  114. I don't have a town that is participating but I will be dropping off a package personally to assist in feeding those that are struggling. I think anything that will not go bad should be included in your bags...

    ReplyDelete
  115. What a great idea not sure our town is doing it but will find out.
    I am sure any food pantry will welcome almost anything especially
    canned goods.

    ReplyDelete
  116. Peanutbutter, nutella, granola bars, fruit snacks & canned nuts are good too, it's hard to come up with snacks for children when you are struggling. So I try to throw in some high protein snacks & goodies for the little ones & the not so little one.

    ReplyDelete
  117. We participate every year and so glad Xyron is behind this idea! Like Xyron, I wish this drive STICKS around for many years to come! I like donating canned goods since they last longer.Thank you for the giveaway...most generous !

    ReplyDelete
  118. Yes!!! Stamping out hunger is a wonderful thing... and the post office makes it so easy... just fill the bag with canned and/or boxed foods, and they take it to those in need... Wonderful!!!!
    --Robin

    ReplyDelete
  119. baby food in plastic containers, cereal, peanut butter, granola bars... you know kid food!

    ReplyDelete
  120. I just got a card from our mailman for this program and I am definately going to donate. I was in a position once where I needed to use the food bank and other charities and I have made it a point to give back as much as I can now that I am doing better. Thank you to the US PO for this fabulous contribution to the communities. Now if everyone would utilize the PO more, they wouldn't be looking at closures and lose of jobs. I have recently started using the mail system again after being an internet junkie for contacting people. I am now making cards and stationary and sending letters to people and the response has been terrific!

    ReplyDelete
  121. I didnt know about this, so will have to check tomorrow to see if my town is participating! What a great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  122. We live in NY and our village always participates...We leave 2 bags of canned and boxed food items...it's great that the post office does this...

    ReplyDelete
  123. We have that program here, it is a great one, I like adding can goods and easy box meal.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete