Do You Leave Snacks for Delivery Workers on Your Porch?


Delivery people are often in a thankless job. Sure, some are on great routes where customers are appreciative, but many are not. One thing that has started gaining popularity in recent years is to leave snacks on your porch for the delivery people that frequent your front porch.

A little can go a long way

It doesn’t take a lot to brighten someone else’s day. Most people participating in this idea are leaving simple things. Snack size chips, smaller bottled water (20 ounce or 16.9 ounce), can soda, etc. One thing these items have in common is these items are sealed and easy to tell if someone has tampered with them (sadly, that is the world we live in today).

Making it clear these items are free

It is best to print out a sign with the names of the delivery companies – USPS, UPS, Amazon, FedEx, etc along the top. If you have others servicing your home, please add their name to the top too so they don’t feel left out.

Below that, print a short letter telling the delivery person that these items are available for them to take as a thank you or whatever. Most people feel these drivers are paid well already; I am not going to spend my hard-earned money on items to give them for free. Fine. Be that person. No biggie. Just remember, a little bit of kindness goes a long way.

Over on is an article about the reaction an Amazon deliver driver had to one such goodies box being available.

It doesn’t stop with delivery drivers and your front door

Everyone you interact with working at a business is doing a job for you. Whether directly or indirectly. A simple thank you, hello, handshake, whatever is comfortable for you, can go a long way in brightening their day.

Think about that the next time you are at a business, or yourself at work. How would you feel if someone was nice to you while at work? Someone that didn’t have to be nice, they could have just ignored you and went on their way, but they took the time to say something nice to you.

Remember, a little kindness can go a long way.

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