Saturday, May 14, 2016

Food for Thought

If you can afford the Internet (and you must because you're reading this), you're doing better than a lot of folks here in the Land of the Round Doorknobs who scuffle for their next meal. It's still pretty early on a Saturday as I write this and hopefully when you read it.

I'm counting on the mail carrier to not have been to your house yet. Today's a day when you, I and mailmen and women across this country can do something for people we shall probably never meet and hopefully never have to experience what they are going through. We can stamp out hunger.

Earlier in the week, you had a file-card sized card in and among the No More Nudes for Us Playboy magazine (that 'I read it for the articles' got really old really fast, didn't it?), the LL Bean spring catalog with the Gore-Tex disco boots and maybe a postcard from somebody in the office on vacation (who goes to the Antilles this time of year?). Here's what it looks like:


The card promoted today's collection of non-perishable foods and today it doubles as a pick-up tag for your donation. This is easy; even I did it. Go to a grocery store and buy food you and your family would eat, pay for it and bring it home and put it in a bag. Staple the bag shut, with the card on the outside and put the bag on the porch.

When your letter carrier stops by today to deliver the mail, s/he will take your donation as they leave. They're pretty good at this, having done it for almost a quarter of a century and doing what they can to help us do what we can all do to give 'til it helps.
-bill kenny

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