Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Your Kids Can Help The Hungry THIS Saturday

Guess what parents?!? The U.S. Postal Service in conjunction with the National Association of Letter Carriers is doing something BIG this Saturday May 8th, 2010!!! The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is h-u-g-e, and will make a significant impact in the issue of hunger in this country.

It’s simple! Here’s what you do: On May 8th…place non-perishable food items like meats and fish, canned soup, juice, pasta, canned vegetables, cereal, and rice in a bag. Place it by your mailbox. No worries, because your mail carrier will pick it up and deliver your package to a local food bank or pantry.  How easy and wonderful!!!!!!!

However, G would like to encourage you to use this as a teachable moment. Yes, it’s easy for us mommies and daddies to throw things in a bag and leave it by the mailbox. However, why not include our kids in the process!  Here's how:

  • Talk to them about the fact that some of their classmates may not get to have breakfast, lunch, dinner, and endless snacks as they do.
  • Have them go through you pantry and pick out things to put in the food drive bag.
  • Let them help you place it by your mailbox.
  • You might also have them greet your letter carrier, and let them personally hand the bag to them.
The teachable opportunities are endless! It’s a great cause, and one that will, undoubtedly, be memorable for your Minnie-me’s.  Send me pics of you and your kiddos Stamping Out Hunger, their drawings, as well as any video footage of your process.  I'll share mine as well  Let's make it viral!!!!! 

For more info…please visit http://www.helpstampouthunger.com/

Happy Parenting, 

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