Relocate to Wisconsin : Be Part of a Sharing Nation Sat. May 14th STAMP Out Hunger !

Be Part of a Sharing Nation Sat. May 14th STAMP Out Hunger !

      Every May, the United States Postal Service has STAMP OUT HUNGER Day.  You have probably already gotten the plastic bag added to your mail that reminds you of this drive that will have non perishable food pickeStamp out hunger 2016d up by your mail carrier this Saturday.\     If you have not gotten a bag....use your own plastic bag thick enough to bear the weight of the generous contents you will add to it.

     We go to one of the large discount grocers and find cases of canned goods reasonably priced.  Welcome items include...Of course Chef David's Spaghettios...or Ravioli, soups of all flavors, canned vegetables, boxed dinners and sidedishes  including macaroni and cheese and other pasta.

    Last year, this drive by the National Associatioin of Letter Carriers collected over 71 million pouonds of food feeding an estimated 30 Million people !

hunger food drive    In our donation we always include jars of baby food and cereal.  We also believe that having less money shouldn't mean that you have less fun...powdered drinks, lemonade..brownie mix and  popcorn are part of our donation shopping list.  Jars of peanut butter and jelly are also most welcome.

    Hunger does not know a banks traditionally have lower inventory this time of year and really need and appreciate your generousity.

    It always seems to pick that day to rain so we put out lawn chairs and secure the plastic bags protect the contents of our donations.  

     If for some reason (we heard about this in prior years) the carriers in your area and postal employees are not participating...Particpate yourself...with a donation in a food barrel in a grocery store or to the local food pantry or church that has a food collection site.

   No one should ever go to bed hungry.....and you can be a part of the solution by your kind participation in this national event. Be generous.

    This is a public service post brought to you by Sally K. and David L. Hanson, Broker Associates, Keller Williams Realty.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 17 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • May 11 2016 07:27PM


What's with my mailman?  I didn't get my bag, but I will plan on making some donations.  Thanks for the heads up, Sally and David.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 2 years ago

Such a worthy cause.....I had no idea when it was this year.  I guess because I'm in an apartment building, the mailman didn't leave bags.  I'll donate.....

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 2 years ago

Thank you for the reminder. I hope this post will be read by many .

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 2 years ago

You can count on me doing this...always is such a great event for a great cause

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Sally. Just relocated to a downtown building and evidently we are not participating. Will do it independently! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Sally and David. I used to participate in this. Now that I live somewhere without mail delivery it is different, but I do donate at the grocery store.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 2 years ago

I agree, no one should go hungry. We do the Feed the Need campaign for all the food lockers i Greenbrier County..collecting food and having auctions. I haven't heard or seen anything about this, bot will chech and donate.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker) almost 2 years ago

Important message here Sally and Daivd. We do whatever we can to help the hungry, and volunteer at soup kitchens throughout the year...

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) almost 2 years ago

Hi Sally and David --- I am aware of this event from previous years and thought I missed it -- haven't received my bag but it's easy enough to donate.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 2 years ago

This is a very good cause to promote and support.

Have an outstanding week!

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) almost 2 years ago

A great cause to help people that are in need Sally & David.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 2 years ago

Aloha Sally, considering how much food we throw away annually as a country, we have no excuse for people going hungry in the US. Thanks for the post.

Posted by Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i (HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 ) almost 2 years ago

Sally and David I did not get a plastic bag in my mail box, but I know we participate in this program.  I am wondering if ours is at a different time of the year. 

My wife always purchases extra groceries the week we have ours.  This is a very worth program.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 2 years ago

Hi Sally and David- our plastic bag came in the mailbox today and I've already filled it and will be filling more.  Thank you for the reminder.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 2 years ago

Just saw Kathy's reblog and reminded me i found my bag blosing across my lawn, but i will be filling it Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Sally. We do two food drives every year in support of three area shelters, It is always a good feeling when we deliver the results.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 2 years ago

A great post about this Saturday Stamp out Hunger day, Sally...Ed Silva reminded me too!

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) almost 2 years ago