Saturday May 9th is the National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp out Hunger Food Drive” day!! This is a great opportunity for all of you, especially those of you who are big into couponing, to give food donations to your mail carrier to be delivered to local food banks/pantries. And you don’t even have to go anywhere to be a wonderful blessing to those who are less fortunate!!
Here’s what you need to do:: Go thru your pantry (or stockpile for the big couponers) and find as many non-perishable foods as you can give. Put them in bags and place them out by your mailbox (before your mail carrier arrives). They will then deliver all of this food to the local food banks in your area!! Involve your kids in coming up with a big bag of food – what a great lesson for them to learn, to share what we have and give to others in need!! Just make sure to check the expiration dates. And they ask that you don’t give items in glass jars.
I know that even though I’m still fairly new to couponing (having just really started this year)–I still have come up with several nice stashes of items we’ve stocked up on. One of my goals of couponing is to save money for my family/reduce our budget & be good stewards of the money which God has given us–but the other main goal is to GIVE to those who are in need, especially in this economy, when the food banks are having extreme shortages yet there are even more people in need of their services!! It’s such a great feeling to be able to give freely to others–I can’t wait until I get really good at this coupon business and can have a MUCH bigger stockpile and can make regular trips to the Food Bank with my girls to share what we have. It is such a blessing to be able to help others!!