Stamp out carbs and hunger.

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Rid your pantry of carbohydrates, while helping rid your community of hunger.

I have recently decided to rededicate myself to making my home lowcarb for the many health benefits, as well as the weight loss benefits. In my effort to cook more lowcarb meals, I have realized that as long as there are the high carb items in the pantry, I am going to have to battle my family in convincing them that chips are not a lowcarb option. I also will have to battle myself when the cravings hit, so I thought why not help others by donating the food, while instilling our families lifestyle change. This way we can reap two benefits with one action- Our pantry will be lowcarb and we will be providing food for those who may have not otherwise had food

While considering my options I found the Stamp out Hunger Food Drive, that is taking place nationwide on Saturday, May 10th, 2008. This food drive is done in conjunction with the US postal carriers, hence the reference to the “stamp”. It is easy to participate and it helps a good cause- hunger. You simply package up your nonperishable food items and your mailman will pick them up to deliver them to a local food bank. That simple.

You can get your friends and family involved too, by sending them an email of the event. Visit the Stamp out Hunger Food Drive website to find out more and to verify that your carrier is participating.

So clean out the carbs and mark your calendar for May 10th and help “Stamp out Hunger”!

-Below is the site generated email you can send others to inform them of the event.

National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive - Get Involved On May 10th, 2008 - HelpStampOutHunger.com

Join me on Saturday, May 10th for Stamp Out Hunger™ — the nation’s largest annual single-day food drive! The more people who help, the more successful we’ll be, so forward this to your friends, too.To learn more, tell a friend or download materials to promote this cause, visit: HelpStampOutHunger.com

ABOUT STAMP OUT HUNGER
On Saturday May 10th, letter carriers in more than 10,000 communities will collect
food items and deliver them to local food banks to help some of the millions of Americans,
including an estimated 13 million children, who face hunger every day.

Since 1993, families have donated more than a half-billion pounds
of food to Stamp Out Hunger. You can help make this year our most successful ever.

Simply place bags filled with nonperishable food items like canned meats and fish, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice next to your mailbox on Saturday, May 10th. *

Your letter carrier will pick up the bags and deliver them to your local food bank.

* Please do not include out-of-date items or those in glass containers

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