Extreme Couponer Harnesses Skills For Good, Feeds Local Families

Extreme Couponer Harnesses Skills For Good, Feeds Local Families

You could go grocery shopping with a stack of coupons and build a pantry stockpile, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with that. One man who enjoys couponing is applying his skills to stock the pantry of an entire community, supplying a facility where families can pick up essentials when they’re struggling. [More]

What Should You Donate To Food Banks? (Hint: No One Wants Tartar Sauce For Breakfast)

What Should You Donate To Food Banks? (Hint: No One Wants Tartar Sauce For Breakfast)

It’s a holly jolly time of year, but because not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to fill up their carts at the grocery store, you might be thinking it’d be nice to donate to your local food bank. And you’re right, it’s a very good thing for you to do. But not if you’re just going to unload the unwanted cans of tomato paste from the back of your pantry. [More]

http://consumerist.com/2009/07/20/share-the-gift-of-orange/

Share the gift of orange pasta! For every click on their “Share A Little Comfort” site, Kraft will donate ten boxes of Macaroni and Cheese to Feeding America (previously known as Second Harvest.) One click per person per day up to 1 million boxes, etc. There are also coupons on the site. [Kraft]

Salvation Army: Some People Who Used To Be Donors Are Now "Clients"

Salvation Army: Some People Who Used To Be Donors Are Now "Clients"

If the Salvation Army is a charity that you usually support, they could really use your help this year. Donations are down and, according to a press release issued Tuesday, former donors are now “clients.”

Could You Survive Spending Only $25 A Week For Food?

Could You Survive Spending Only $25 A Week For Food?

The Illinois Food Bank Association issued a challenge to Illinoisans — could they survive by spending only $25 a week for food? $25 a week is the average weekly food stamp benefit that an individual receives in Illinois. Could you make such a small amount last while still eating nutritious meals?

5 Ways To Help Your Local Food Bank

5 Ways To Help Your Local Food Bank

Agonist has put together 5 ways that you can help your local food bank this Thanksgiving as they struggle against more demand and higher prices in their mission to make sure that everyone has a happy Thanksgiving.