So over the weekend I went through my kitchen cabinets and my pantry closet. This isn't the best picture, but I was able to get this much food out of my house and donated it to my local food bank. I feel really good about being able to donate this much food, and not put my family at risk for going hungry. This is all thanks to couponing. If I didn't coupon there would be no way I could do this, with the economy being this bad. But since I do use coupons every time I go to the store, I pick up things that I get for free, or next to nothing. I buy a lot of things my family doesn't need or use. That is okay, because I use these items to take to my food bank. I am positive someone can use them. I know my local food bank is always looking for canned goods, cereals, instant potatoes, and macaroni and cheese. So I am asking each and everyone of you, to please donate if you can. There are lots of people out there right now that do not have the food in their house to feed their families. And like I said before, even if you do not use a certain item, if you are getting it free or cheap, put it in your carts, and then you can donate it to some one that will be able to use it. Food banks also take personal hygiene products, such as toothpaste, deodorant, toothbrushes, feminine products, razors, pretty much any thing you can think of, Im sure they will gladly take it.
Since my local Kroger triples coupons I am able to get alot of toothpastes for free with sales and coupons. So next time you are looking through your Sunday Paper and see the coupon inserts, go ahead and clip them all and take them to the store with you and see what kind of deals you can get to help donate items to people who are less fortunate. Lets all pay it forward!