Stamp Out Hunger!


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One of the most frequent questions I get on the blog is this: What can I do with items I purge from my house?

It seems like a simple question, but for people who don’t want to host a garage sale or don’t participate in a local food pantry, it’s hard to get rid of things.

In our effort to avoid wastefulness, it is easy to cling to things we don’t actually need.

I’ll never forget the day it dawned on me that holding on to things when I don’t need them and someone else does is, in fact, as wasteful as throwing away things I use every day.

All that said, I was thrilled to receive a notice in the mail that Stamp Out Hunger is scheduled for TOMORROW. Please consider the following simple instruction:

Just leave non-perishable food items at your mailbox on Saturday, May 14, 2011 for your letter carrier to pick up. You can also drop off items at your local post office.

What a great way to purge our kitchens of food items we haven’t used, while also meeting the needs of fellow Americans.

Note: At this time, 16% of our daily readers come from 17 countries outside the U.S. I encourage you to consider talking to your local leadership about a program like Stamp Out Hunger. If you already participate in something like this, drop me a note. I’d love to hear about it.

Happy Friday!

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