This weekend is the Stamp Out Hunger , letter carriers food drive.
Here are some tips to make your donations go as far as possible:
It may be awhile before your food is sorted so please donate items that do not need to be refrigerated before being given out.
Breakable items tend to break and squishable items like bread had to get squished so make sure your packaging is sturdy.
You might love sardines and other Specialty Foods, but we don’t know what the people who are receiving the food will like. Common and traditional food are the best donations because they can be given out to most anyone.
Donating things may make you feel really great and it is a good opportunity to clean out your cabinets of food that you fight but me never eat. With that in mind, please check the expiration dates on your food because we cannot donate food that has already expired.
TEAM PATH has been delivered. Well, most of it has,
197 + 164 + 73 =434, and the Glendale MAXIMUS satellite office contribution has not been counted yet.
I was worried. Worried that no one would buy into my food drive idea. I had nightmares of walking in with 1 box of cans and an apology. Next, I felt bad that the teams were 5 to 4. Five units for Burbank Temporary Aid Center vs. Four for PATH. I expected BTAC to collect more food and win hands down. Cans counted . . and wow, I was so wrong.
Reception was the unit who brought in the most food, and TEAM PATH collectively filled my car to the point that I was in danger of being buried by boxes of cans and soup. (Did I tell you the Scion is being re-maned The Sleigh? I love you, Toyota!) In recognition of all of their work, they were given a frame-able certificate, trophy, and the front office covered with balloons. All of the prizes coast a grand total of $3.28 .