Stamp Out Hunger

It’d be silly to blog on food waste without talking about helping the hungry. To wit: Stamp Out Hunger. Thanks to this neat idea now in its 15th year you don’t even have to leave your house to help those less fortunate. Just leave non-perishable food items in a bag beside your mailbox this Saturday and your letter carrier will deliver them to the nearest food bank.

This is a complete win-win. You can avoid waste while helping those less fortunate. Considering that 25 percent of what we bring into our homes does not get eaten (according to my interview with Garbage Project director William Rathje), you should be able to find some non-perishables to donate. Check the back of your pantry shelves and I’m guessing you’ll be surprised. 

Last year 70.5 million pounds were collected. Sounds good until you figure that that’s less than a pound per household. Come on America, we can all kick in at least a can of beans!


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  1. By The Rankin Zoo » Stamp Out Hunger on May 9, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    […] My brother-in-law writes an interesting blog about how much wasted food there is out there. Today he writes about the NALC Food Drive’s Stamp Out Hunger event. […]