Friday, May 12, 2006

May 13, Stamp Out Hunger!!

Tomorrow (May 13) is Stamp Out Hunger day - please don't forget to leave a bag of canned soups, veggies, tuna, meats and/or boxes of cereal, rice, mac and cheese, etc. for your postman to pick up. No glass or foods that have gone past their expiration date. Now why would anyone donate something old anyway? Probably the same people who donate stained, outdated clothes and worn out shoes to the Goodwill. It's insulting to those in need, as if they don't deserve better. Just throw it away, asshole!

I recall one Stamp Out Hunger day several years ago when I placed my bag next to the mailbox. I saw my daughters each make an additional trip to the curb and thought they were so thoughtful to add more to the bag. Oh yeah, they were very thoughtful - every can of tuna, peas, green beans and lima beans was gone from my cupboard. Funny how the Spaghettios were still there. Stinkers, both of them.

I hope you'll open your cupboard tomorrow and help fill your local food bank.

Have a terrific weekend!



Kelley said...

Thanks for letting us know, Laurie. I didnt even know this day existed. Learn something new everyday.

Laurie D. said...

This is such a simple thing to do to make a difference in someone's life. There are so many great charities and good causes out there and unfortunately I can't give to all of them, but I can put some food in a bag and help provide a meal for someone. It gives you a good feeling!

Stacy~ said...

You are so good, always reminding us of this stuff. Wish I was 1/2 as on the ball as you. And I truly am glad you remind me - otherwise I forget! Now if I could just remember Earth Day I'd feel so much better - it's in April, right?