P.O. Food Drive Question

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P.O. Food Drive Question
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Fri, 04-09-2010 - 11:40am

The Postal Service is having its annual food drive, in May I think. The Husband is a postal carrier, so we

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Fri, 04-09-2010 - 1:23pm
hello!! i always try to participate in this food drive. usually i buy food for it cuz i use whatevers in my pantry. i see whats on sale and make frugal buys to get a lot for a lil. i try to think about where its going and what would do the most good. i buy stuff like tuna/hamburger helper, sloppy joe mix, soup,
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Fri, 04-09-2010 - 1:54pm

Thanks, it helps a lot! Yeah, when buying canned meat (I was thinking tuna and chicken) any money doesn't go far!!


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Fri, 04-09-2010 - 3:59pm
I would definately buy store brands, to make your money go further.
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Fri, 04-09-2010 - 5:52pm

Thanks!


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Sat, 04-10-2010 - 9:16am

I never thought of syrup. That's a good one. You could also do pancake mix and Bisquick.

There's also canned fruit, like fruit cocktail, and applesauce.

Refried beans and other beans would be good. Garbanzo, kidney, white kidney etc. So many meals you can make with beans. Dried beans may be welcome too.

Bouillion cubes, and even spices might be good too. Lots of things to make lower cost meats flavorful, or things to make healthy soups.

hth

Laura



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Sun, 04-11-2010 - 2:36am
I would buy generics.

 

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Sun, 04-11-2010 - 10:45am
Thanks!
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Sun, 04-11-2010 - 10:46am

Thanks so much!


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Sun, 04-11-2010 - 10:52am

Thanks to all the help from y'all, when I went shopping yesterday I knew what kinds of food to be watching for a good sale.


I ended up with name brand tuna... Bumble Bee.

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Registered: 07-15-2008
Mon, 04-12-2010 - 3:10pm

During the PO food drives, Tuna is the #1 item they get?


I try to call my local food pantry a few days before the drive and ask what they need.


Often times in the past I've been told paper items... papertowels, toilet paper, napkins.


Other times, health and beauty items, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste


My DS school runs a food drive several times a year and I usually buy breakfast things.

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