Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Meatloaf Revisit and Stamp Out Hunger

Tonight's dinner was a revisit with my delicious meatloaf, which Johnny had a craving for. I also roasted a bunch of vegetables alongside the meatloaf while it baked for double oven duty. The brown rice was made using my home made vegetable stock instead of water for more flavor!

While chomping away at our dinner Johnny and I talked about those less fortunate who might not have the luxury of enjoying such a tasty dinner. Did you know that since our economy troubles food banks have had a 30% increase in customers?

Sponsors such as Campbells, United Way, Feeding America, and the U.S. Post Office have teamed together to "Stamp Out Hunger." This Saturday, May 8th if you leave a bag by your mail box your postal worker will collect the bag to go to a food bank in your local community.

So take just a few minutes to look through your cupboards and find a few non-perishable items you can spare. I found some duplicate soups and canned vegetables, along with salad dressing and a boxed dinner kit. It isn't much on its own, but paired with my neighbor's donations it will add up to a lot at the end of the day!

Visit the Stamp Out Hunger web site for more information. They only have two rules for the donations: no glass containers and no expired food. Easy enough, right?


Megan D said...

So glad you are raising awareness for Stamp Out Hunger! I know we all have that random can of soup we'll never use.

sophia said...

Although I definitely applaud this help for the food bank, sometimes I wonder if there are ways to provide fresh food...but I guess it's not practical. Haha, that's such a nice thing that you and J would talk about this during dinner. Such a great couple you guys are! :-)

Simply Life said...

oh wow, this is great to know - i'm going to go look into it more now! thanks for sharing!

Lindsay @ said...

Thanks for letting me know about stamp out hunger!

I just read abou tthe glossy photo in the mail! Too funny!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us know about that! I didn't know about it.

You'd be surprised how many people go hungry - living in nice neighborhoods too!

Fingers crossed I remember Friday firsts tomorrow!

Alisa said...

Thanks for the reminder on Stamp out Hunger. I totally forgot! I will get stuff together tomorrow.

Too bad you can't deliver some of that awesome looking meatloaf to the homeless!