Five Ways to Maximize Your “Stamp Out Hunger” Impact

May 3, 2010 § Leave a comment

Did you know the Saturday before Mother’s Day is also the largest one-day food drive in the nation? “Stamp Out Hunger” transforms your friendly neighborhood letter carrier into a member of a nation-wide hunger-fighting force. Letter carriers will collect bags of healthy, non-perishable food while on their routes across the US.  Look for your H-E-B paper bag in your mailbox, fill it with healthy, non-perishable food and set it by your mailbox on Saturday, May 8 to be picked up.

Maximize your impact on this special day! You can:

  1. Raise awareness about hunger in our community by visiting our Stamp Out Hunger microsite at www.austinfoodbank.org/stampout. It’s your one-stop shop for how donations like yours make a local impact and how your donation will help with the hunger crisis in Central Texas.
  2. Use the internet to get people talking about Stamp Out Hunger, and why we need everyone’s support. We have lots of great videos on the CAFB YouTube Channel to choose from.
  3. Make a personal connection. Blogger Kristina Walter of Girl Gone Grits, opened a window to her past through the Austin Food Bloggers Hunger Awareness Project, as she shared about her mother’s struggles to provide healthy meals for her children. Take a friend or your mom shopping for food and have a talk about hunger. You may come home with more than just food.
  4. Volunteer to sort donations. We have a special volunteer shift on Saturday, May 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and we’ll need extra help in the coming weeks to support this big increase in donated food.  Schedule yourself online. It’s easy.
  5. Donate at the Paramount Theater box office. And as a special thank you, you’ll receive $10 off tickets purchased to “STOMP.”  For more information, visit www.AustinTheatre.org/Stomp.

What difference does your donation make? Watch the video to find out.

Thank you to the team at WeCanEndThis.com for producing this video.

Thank you, Stamp Out Hunger sponsors:  98.1 KVET, Austin Chronicle, H-E-B, and Mike’s Print Shop.

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