YourGV.com

Friday, Jul 25th

Last updateFri, 25 Jul 2014 7am

You are here: Home Opinion Paula I. Bryant PAULA I. BRYANT: Stamp out hunger

PAULA I. BRYANT: Stamp out hunger

Here’s an invitation to help fight in the war on hunger this Saturday when area letter carriers wage the 22nd annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign — the nation’s largest annual single-day food drive.

Letter carriers at local post offices are participating in the National Association Letter Carriers Food Drive on Saturday to help restock the Good Samaritan food shelves.

 The more people who help, the more successful they’ll be, so mark the date on your calendar.

Here in Halifax County, letter carriers walk through the community every day, coming face to face with a sad reality for too many, hunger.

Taking part in the food drive is easy. Your letter carrier will pick up your donations when they deliver your mail. All you have to do is leave non-perishable food items at your mailbox, and the letter carriers will do the rest.

Best of all, the food collected will go directly to the Good Samaritan food closet right here in South Boston and its satellite office in Nathalie helping our friends and neighbors in need. And the donations couldn’t come at a better time.

By springtime, most local food banks are depleted following the harsh winter months, and school assistance programs are not available for children.

When we were growing up, mom always told us to “eat!” Sadly, in these hard economic times, that is not always possible for everyone. Please help by leaving non-perishable food donations by your mailbox on Saturday for the Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Mom would be proud, and those in need will be very grateful.

Our hats are off to the local letter carriers who are helping to stamp out hunger.

With everyone working together, we can help make this year the most successful Stamp Out Hunger campaign ever.

•••

Sunday is Mother’s Day, a special day that’s close to our heart.

In most cases, your mother is the glue that holds the family together, and she’s the one who often takes on many roles in the lives of her children. 

Think about it. When you need to learn, she is a teacher; when you’re sick, she is your nurse; when you have a problem, she’s the counselor; when you participate in athletics, she is your biggest cheerleader; when you disobey and rebel, she serves as the disciplinarian; when you’re hungry, she’s usually the chef; when you need cheering up, she becomes an entertainer; when you find yourself in need of hope, she becomes your spiritual advisor; and when we need it most, she is always there as your best friend.

Remember, a mother gives the greatest gift of all…she teams up with God to give life. 

Honor her, love her and cherish her. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.