Shopping with your community in mind. Meet Lane.
I only donate what my family would eat. Generally, I choose dry or canned goods, powdered milk, or products that can be easily prepared with minimal tools. Right now, I am hauling around a huge load of food (trying to find a place to deliver since my old storehouse closed) that includes pasta, fruit cups, non-refrigerated pudding cups, canned vegetables and spaghetti sauces.
4. Do you use coupons to obtain those donation items?
I have not in the past, but am learning how to coupon and will in the future.
5. How much you spent per month on the items you bought for donations?
It varies. If the grocery store has the bags of food pre-packed, we buy one of those with every shopping trip. Otherwise, we pick up a can or box of food here and there. I don’t spend in big hunks because we can’t afford that, but to pick up an extra can of this or that doesn’t hurt the pocketbook too much.
Thank you Lane, for opening up your food donation to us.
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