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:
- 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:
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 MoneywiseMoms.com 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!