By Quilt Staff
This Saturday, May 13, the United States Postal Service will be doing its part to help folks across America unclutter their pantries with the 25th annual Get Rid Of All That Canned Corn Left Over From Thanksgiving And Anything Else You Won’t Miss food drive.
Earlier this week, those with street addresses here in Canoga Park and across the country received a brown paper bag in their mail box. Residents are encouraged to simply fill it with grocery items they no longer want, have no intention of ever eating and are cluttering up their kitchen but would feel guilty about just throwing in the trash. They can leave the filled bag by their mailbox on Saturday and mail carriers will do the rest.
Last year’s collection drive netted more than 150 tons of off-brand creamed corn, canned pumpkin, freezer-burnt chicken breasts purchased on sale that no one ever got around to doing anything with, and unappealingly flavored tea bags from cheap Big Lots holiday gift baskets, thus helping millions of American households with their spring cleaning by decluttering countless cupboards, cabinets and refrigerators.
Correction: It seems we’ve somehow misconstrued the entire purpose of this annual event, which, turns out, is aimed at soliciting donations of non-perishable food items to be delivered to local food banks. We regret the error.