Saturday, May 08, 2010

You don't have to be a Boy Scout... do a good deed. Janet reminds us that there's still time to put a bag of cans and dry goods out by the mailbox today for the letter carriers' food bank drive. Take it from a former food bank director - this one matters. It's a lot of extra work for the postal workers, but the results are well worth the effort and I'm sure that they won't mind if you make their load a few cans heavier.

Our donation is already by the box. Is yours?

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Anonymous Terry Parkhurst (and Sunny the cat) said...

Folks at the Olympic View apartments in Maple Leaf, left several bags of canned food; so they did their part.

As someone who admittedly has been using the North Helpline's Lake City-Northgate Food Bank, I'd ask people to remember - when they donate in future weeks at cans in places such as QFC - to throw in some food for companion animals.

The Lake City-Northgate Food Bank benefits from contributions from the local office of the U.S. Humane Society for users' companion animals (available on the second Saturday of every month); so interested parties can give to the Humane Society (local office in Bellevue, exact contact info via Google), or via cans at QFCs, etc.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Janet Way said...

Thanks so much for posting Shaun!

I heard from a neighbor who met the mail carrier whose truck was loaded to the gills with bags of donations.

Pretty cool!

7:22 PM  
Blogger Shaun said...

You betcha, Janet. Thanks for having such great info to link to!

Back when I was working at the Seattle Indian Center food bank I spent a Saturday at the International District PO helping the carriers unload their trucks into huge bins for shipping and sorting. The ID routes included a lot of not so prosperous stops, but the mail trucks came back packed all day. I did spot a mailman making his rounds with three shopping bags already in hand, and made it a point to thank him and his brothers and sisters in the postal unions for their efforts.

9:38 PM  

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