As part of its ongoing hunger relief efforts, Campbell’s Soup Company is once again partnering with the letter carriers and will produce a reminder postcard that the U.S. Postal Service delivers to more than 80 million homes the week of the drive. In addition, Campbell will donate one pound of food (up to one million pounds) to Feeding America for every person who joins the Stamp Out Hunger Facebook Cause, pledging their support to ending hunger in America. To trigger a donation, visit www.Facebook.com/StampOutHunger.
Saturday, May 7th
The Valley’s coolest comic book store, Samurai Comics in downtown Phoenix (1051 E. Camelback Road) is celebrating the 10th Annual “National Free Comic Book Day” and offering an extra special deal if you donate some non-perishable items to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
All day long on Saturday May 7th (the store opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.), Samurai Comics will give away TWO free comic books to everyone in the store. But with a donation to St. Mary’s, customers will receive a THIRD free comic book and will also be eligible for a drawing to win cool Samurai Comics prizes.
The Arizona Ghostbusters team http://www.arizonaghostbusters.com/ will be on hand to collect your food donations. They will have their Ghostbusters ambulance and giant 28-foot-tall inflatable of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man with them, so bring your camera. Remember that one in four children in Arizona deal with food insecurity and one in seven seniors have to choose between purchasing food and medicine at some point in the year. So grab a few cans of beans and bags of pasta and enjoy some great comic books while helping to feed the hungry of Arizona.
Thanks to Mike Banks, the gang at Samurai Comics and the Arizona Ghostbusters. When it comes to helping in the fight against hunger … Who ya gonna call?
Here’s a look at the 2010 National Free Comic Book Day festivities in New York. http://www.freecomicbookday.com/