This See You Shop Thursday story is my favorite so far this year. Why? Becuase it is not only a story of saving, but a story of giving back! Reader Hazel is going to be taking a trip to Iowa soon and all of these items are going with her…to donate to a food pantry! I know she has been working really hard since December to gather everything and it is just so incredible to think about all of the people that are going to be helped by it.
One of my favorite things about shopping smart and stretching my budget is how it has allowed me to give back in a way that I never would have been able to do before. It’s just pure awesomeness.
Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans are facing hunger? That is nearly 49 million people in our country, including more that 16 million children are living with empty tummies. 🙁
This Saturday, May 12th is the 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Letter carriers across the country, in partnership with the U.S. Postal Service will be collecting food for families in need. Here is all you need to participate:
1. Collect and bag non-persidhable food items.
2. Place your bags by your mailbox on Saturday, May 12th for your letter carrier to pick-up and deliver to a local food bank of pantry.
It just doesn’t get much easier than that! I hope you will all join me this weekend to help our neighbors and friends. If you leave bags out this weekend, please take a moment to send me a quick picture at jennie (at) bargainblessings.com. I’d love to do a post to share what we’ve all been able to do together!