Nov 23

$10 Food Bank Challenge

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For those of you not aware of Gina’s (from MoneywiseMoms) $10 Food Bank Challenge, she challenged all of us to take $10 out of our budget and see how far we could stretch it for charity.

Due to an injured kid, catching up on my part-time work, packing for the big Thanksgiving trip up to the Chicago area (leaving early tomorrow morning), and just (two weeks ago) closing out a Triple Coupons event at both Shoppers Food Warehouse and Harris Teeter, I sadly didn’t get a chance to really get my “couponing game on” for this challenge.  But, I did decide to go to Aldi (one of my favorite cheap grocery stores) and see what $10 could buy for a needy family without coupons.

The total came to exactly $10.00 before tax, and I was able to buy the 12 items pictured below:

12 items for $10

I bought:

  • 1 can Pumpkin preserves $0.79
  • Oatmeal $1.79
  • Fat Free Chicken Broth $1.29
  • French Green Beans 2 x $0.49
  • Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup 2 x $0.59
  • Whole Wheat Stuffing Mix 2 x $0.99
  • Macaroni & Cheese box 2 x $0.35
  • Creamy Peanut Butter $1.29

I decided to throw in some cheapies/freebies from my stockpile that I had gotten over the past few months of triple/double coupon events at other local grocery stores.  Here’s what I added to the donation:

I have soooo much free cereal!

My donation is going to my church’s food bank collection which will go to another church in Ashburn for their Messiah’s Market.

Please jump on over to the main $10 Food Bank Challenge post on to see all the other folks who have entered the challenge and their savvy shopping muscles flexed for a good cause!  And if you can, please consider donating something to your local food bank so that a needy person can enjoy a meal this Thanksgiving and holiday season!

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