In the richest country in the world, the United States of America, children are going hungry. This is criminal, revolting, reprehensible – I can’t think of a strong enough word to describe this deplorable and unacceptable situation.
And it isn’t just happening somewhere else. It’s happening right in your own neighborhood. Your local food banks and pantries can’t keep up with the demand. Your children and grandchildren are going to school with kids who don’t get enough to eat.
Here’s how you can help.
Tomorrow (Saturday, May 12th), letter carriers across the country, in partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, will be collecting food for families in need. Please do your part. Collect and bag non-perishable* food items and then place your bag(s) by your mailbox for your letter carrier to deliver to your local food bank or pantry.
If we all do our part, maybe this will be the weekend no child in the United States goes to bed hungry.
Please open your heart and your wallet. Give generously.
* Canned meats, fish, soup, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, and rice. Please do not include items that have expired or are in glass containers.