Today my mail carrier left off a bag in my mailbox. It informed me that this Saturday, May 12, 2012, the letter carriers here (and I suspect in the rest of the United States) will be picking up non-perishable food items which they will deliver to local food banks.
We all know that economic times, while improving slowly, are still tough for many. But most of us DO have food on the table and are not worried about where our next meals will come from. However, sadly, in one of the richest countries in the world, there are men, women, and children who will not have enough on their plates tonight. That is a disgrace when the majority of us have been blessed with more than enough to eat every day. Truth be told, some of us could stand to eat a great deal less.
So if your own letter carrier dropped off a bag at your home, consider putting something in it to help out the less fortunate amongst us. Even if it is just a can of soup or a package or pasta. It all can help. If the mail carriers in your area do not offer this program, then consider making a contribution of food or money directly to your local food banks. They are everywhere, both in urban and rural areas. So do give.
I know that we try to give food items at Christmas. But so often we shove these problems to the back of our minds during the rest of the year. Funny, though. People need to eat in May, August, and September too! Isn't strange how that works?????
Please give what you can and receive the pleasure in your hearts of knowing that someone WILLNOT go to bed hungry in the near future, In a large part due to your generosity, and that of others.
John Elwell - REALTOR
Bill Nye Realty, Inc.
Licensed in Florida