Local Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venture Scouts are prepared to help the Atomic City Letter Carriers and LA Cares to collect, sort and store donations of food and supplies Saturday, May 13 during the 25th annual National Letter Carriers Food Drive.
All we need is the community’s help to “Stamp Out Hunger”.
It may be surprising to learn that even in our prosperous community there are dozens of families, many with young children or elderly, who need help in addition to those in neighboring communities. In fact, 1 in 6 Americans (many of them children) struggle to get enough to eat.
So what can the community do to help? Go to your pantry and fill a grocery bag (double it for strength) or a box with non-perishable food and other necessities. Then Saturday morning May 13, place it near your mailbox and soon your Letter Carrier, a Boy Scout or an adult BSA leader will pick it up and take it to be sorted, stored and distributed by LA Cares.
Alternately Saturday May 13, visit Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos or Smith’s Food and Drug Center in White Rock and a Cub Scout will be waiting to accept your donations around 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. that same day. Those out of town during the food drive can leave non-perishable food and supply donations year-round at the Aquatic Center or Los Alamos County Social Services at 1505 15th St, during regular business hours.
Donation Suggestions: macaroni and cheese, 100 percent juices in half-gallon plastic, canned fruits and vegetables, boxed mashed potatoes, low-fat/salt canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon), low-sugar cereals, spaghetti sauce, noodles and other pasta, tuna and chicken helpers, hearty-style soups, beef stew, canned meals (e.g. spaghettios/Chef Boy R Dee), tomato products, sugar, flour, cooking oil, jelly/jam, peanut butter, canned beans and dried pinto beans, rice, powdered milk, coffee and teas, salad dressings, mayonnaise, crackers and cookies.
Especially for Kids: healthy school lunch items; small 100 percent juice boxes, granola bars, snack crackers, fruit cups, nuts, small puddings and jello, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, and personal care products (bath soap, shampoo, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, tooth brushes and toothpaste), diapers of all sizes and baby wipe.
NO GLASS containers!
Thank you Los Alamos for helping to “Stamp Out Hunger!” in this community.