A little while back I told you about this neat program called “All You Couponing for Good”, All You Magazine has partnered with Champions for Kids during the month of March on a simple service project focused on Couponing for Good – a good cause that its (you can read about it here). The Champion for Kids Program encourages everyday people to help needy children across the country. There goal is to mobilize millions of people to become Champions for Kids!
We have done our shopping and have taken the non-perishable items to the Rochester Area Neighborhood House Food Pantry. Before going out shopping, I had checked the wish list on the Neighborhood House website – so I would buy what they needed. Then I clipped some coupons that I could use to buy those items. I found 2 coupons in the All You Magazine, one for tuna and one for Dole products, that I could use. I also used coupons from the Detroit Free Press and some of my own personal stash. My son and I were able to purchase thirty-eight dollars worth of groceries at Walmart for twenty-nine dollars. Not too shabby! With the money we saved, we decided to purchase some Hotwheels for the birthday room.
When I stopped by to deliver the groceries, one of the super nice ladies working there gave me the tour. She explained that they have been around since 1960 and that people bring either food donations or cash contributions. They use most of the cash contributions to purchase milk, meat and cheese. The Food Pantry is located inside a local church and is set up just like a grocery store. They provide a two weeks emergency supply of food for families that qualify. They also disburse hygiene products as well. When the families come to pick up their groceries they fill out a shopping list and then grab a cart and go through the pantry with one of the workers.
One of the titles on the Rochester Area’s Neighborhood House Website is “Neighbors helping Neighbors” I really like that slogan. Someone from one of the other “helping” organizations in town had told me that some of the people receiving aid from them this year were the some of the same people that used to give generously to their organization in previous years! I’m glad that I can involve my son in projects like this – it is a real learning opportunity.
You can participate too, all you have to do is use coupons or buy-one-get-one free offers then donate the extra items to a local food pantry or organization that benefits children. Once you’ve done the project, Click Here to send us your great Report and Photos! If you would like to participate in this program you can find more information by clicking the links below:
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What a great haul with your couponing! 🙂 Great job on this project!!
Sounds like a pantry that reaches a lot of people and provides a much needed service. So wonderful that you donated to them!