Stamp Out Hunger

By: Anna Smithson Email
By: Anna Smithson Email

Mail carriers all over the country picked up food on Saturday from residents who want to "Stamp Out Hunger".

The annual event is the nation's largest single day food drive and this is the fifteenth anniversary of the event.

Cindy Hughes made sure her children took part in donating food at their mailbox today.

She says you have to teach children that events like today are important so they will continue to participate in events like Stamp Out Hunger.

"Kids who watch their parents serve in any way or give in any way are just being an example for them to follow", says Hughes.

Cindy says since becoming involved in her church she has seen a real need for helping others in the community.

"I've learned that there are a lot of people in Bowling Green who don't eat and I think it's our responsibility to help anyone in need.", says Hughes.

Cindy's daughter Emily says she already knows that her mother's habit of helping others is one she wants to carry on when she's older.

"Those people get food because of people like my mom, went out there and she helped the community and it didn't take long, it was simple, you put food in a bag send it out and your changing someones life forever", says Emily Hughes.

Emily says the sad reality is some of the people who will receive the food her family donates are in her own school.

"I think that people need to start doing this a lot more, there are actually some people that you see walking down the hall and you don't know that on Saturday and Sunday they don't have any food at all", says Emily.

"Stamp Out Hunger" is able to happen thanks to a sponsorship between Campbell Soup Company and the National Association of Letter Carriers.

Mail carriers in Bowling Green say they collected over 58,000 pounds of canned food for Stamp out Hunger Day.

All the food donated today in Bowling Green will stay in the city and go to organizations and churches that need it the most.

For more information on Stamp Out Hunger Day....click on the following links.

http://www.nalc.org/commun/foodrive/

http://www.stampouthunger2007.com/


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