A VERY Big Thank You!

I want to say thank you to all the wonderful people who have stepped up to help us provide as much as we can for the people of Mount Hope, Alabama.  I’ve had people contacting me all day wanting to know how they can help and where they can drop off goods. I have a nice collection of food and paper products stacking up right now, and there are so many more donations pouring in.

Lighthouse Food FarmI want to extend my gratitude to Farmer Jim and the Lighthouse Food Farm for donating 6 cases of water!  Farmer Jim runs the Lighthouse Food Farm because he is on a mission to help feed the hungry.  The Food Farm provides fresh organic fruits and vegetables that are grown locally to soup kitchens, food banks, shut-ins, elderly, and families trying to make ends meet all across Upstate South Carolina.  Just recently the Food Farm has expanded to providing fresh fruits and vegetables for others across the nation.

Even though fruits and vegetables aren’t something that we feel we can provide these families right now (many do not have homes, some are still without power), Farmer Jim quickly donated a staple that is needed immediately, fresh uncontaminated water.  We know residents do have water, but many farm communities rely on well water, well water that can quickly become contaminated by chemicals and toxins seeping into the ground after a disaster such as this one.

For more information on all the wonderful things Lighthouse Food Farm is doing to help those in need and how you can help, too, please check out Farmer Jim’s Lighthouse Food Farm website, Facebook page, and Youtube Channel!


Check out the SFNToday.com interview with Farmer Jim about the Lighthouse Food Farm!

16th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Speaking of charities, it’s time to prepare your non perishable items for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 10th!

We all hear about hunger in 3rd world countries all the time, but what about the hunger in America? Did you know an estimated 35 million Americans are at risk of hunger? 12 million of those are children!

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) joined forces to fight hunger in America. Since 1993, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has become the largest single day food drive in the world collecting over three quarters of a billion pounds of food!

How can you participate?

That’s easy! Gather together any non perishable items you may have such as canned or boxed food (no glass jars and nothing that’s expired), and place it near your mailbox or wherever your postal carrier delivers your mail. I normally hang a grocery bag of food from the mailbox. If I’m going to have more than that I tape a note to the mailbox letting my mail carrier know there is a box of food on the porch.

The letter carriers will pickup the food donations as they are delivering your mail, and all food will be taken to a local food bank in your area.