Let’s Join Our Local Mail Carrier To Stamp Out Hunger!

This Saturday is Stamp Out Hunger day!  It’s your local postal workers joining forces to collect nonperishable groceries for the local food shelf!  This is a nationwide event so no matter where you’re listening, you can make it part of your weekend.

A lot of us will be up early for fishing opener in Minnesota, so before you slip out to the lake simply bag up some non-perishables and leave them by your mailbox.  The mail carriers handle the rest.

Here’s some stats on hunger shared at Stampouthungerfooddrive.us.

  • Over 43 million or 1 in 7 Americans is food insecure Food insecurity means living at risk of hunger and not knowing where the next meal is coming from.
  • Over 13 million or 1 in 6 children is living in a food insecure household Hungry children cannot thrive- their physical, intellectual and emotional developments are limited.
  • Over 5 million seniors (age 60+) choose between paying rent, utilities and having enough nutritious food 1 in 7 Americans live at or below the poverty level
  • The poverty level is $24,447 for a family of four in 2016.
  • 1 in 5 households served by Feeding America has a member who has served in the US military
  • 1 in 10 adults served by Feeding America is currently a student
  • 1 in 3 households served by Feeding America has a member with diabetes

 

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