Letter to the Editor

Holiday collection

CEO, Food Bank Coalition of SLO CountyMay 8, 2014 

For 22 years on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, as our postal carriers bring our mail to us, they collect food we can spare that goes to those in need through a food bank or a food pantry in our community.

Your mail person walks the extra mile to help us create a better life for those who are struggling to keep the roof over their heads; are too young to provide nutritious food for themselves; or too frail to manage a job that will sustain them.

Even the most selfmade among us has to admit that along the way there were those who saw our potential, took an interest and encouraged us to strive through their belief in us.

Stamp Out Hunger may have begun on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend because it is inspired by the unconditional and equitable love of a mother for all of her children, regardless of the skills or even the behavior of each one individually. Saturday, May 10, is about a community caring for its own, and the Postal Carriers Union gathers to invest in those who will benefit from our tangible encouragement.

Remind yourself to put nonperishable, nutritious food out in unbreakable containers early on May 10 where your postal carrier will find it. It will make a difference in the life of a neighbor. It will make a difference in your life, too.

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