Stamp Out Hunger 2012


Saturday, May 12, 2012

It’s easy to help:

1. Collect and bag non-perishable food items

2. Place by mailbox for letter carrier to deliver to a local food bank or pantryHunger Facts:

  • 1 in 6 American’s are facing hunger **
  • 1 in 8 American’s are currently being served by Feeding America ***
  • 1 in 7 Americans are using SNAP benefits (food stamps) **
  • 1 in 6 Americans are living at or below the poverty level **
  • Nearly 49 million Americans, including more then 16 million children, are facing hunger **

** USDA Food Security Report 2010
*** Feeding America Annual Report 2011

Non-Perishable Food Item Suggestions

  • Pudding cups
  • Low-sodium cans of soup and vegetables
    (to lessen the need for clean drinking water, which may not be available in an emergency)
  • Canned juice
  • Canned fruits in original fruitĀ juice
  • Canned meats, tuna, and salmon
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly (no glass containers)
  • Dehydrated fruits (apricots and bananas are smart choices)
  • Freeze dried foods or Military Rations- MRE’s
  • Dry foods such as rice, flour, and beans
  • Hot and cold cereals (Raisin Bran and Cheerios are recommended)
  • Tea Bags
  • Ground Coffee (no beans)
  • Canned Pasta (Spaghetti O’s)
  • Cake Mixes
  • Pancake Mix
  • Juice Boxes
  • Packaged Pasta (Macaronie and Cheese)
  • Granola Bars
  • Cereal Bars
  • Powdered and Granulated sugar
  • Syrup

I am going to help Stamp out Hunger…are you???


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