I posted last week about learning more about the need in my own community. This week, I had the chance to go shopping and make a contribution to our local food pantry. Since this opportunity was sponsored by Abbott, we wanted to show our appreciation by making sure that there were plenty of Abbott nutritional products in our snack pack.
I grabbed my coupons (gotta stretch every dollar as far as it can go, right?) and headed to Walmart. I headed over to the baby section and grabbed some PediaSure and Sidekicks. I got a variety of flavors since the vanilla, chocolate and strawberry all sounding like they would be appealing to kids. Over in the pharmacy, I grabbed some Zone Perfect bars (they even had a coupon on the outside of the box – score!). I think this one looks particularly yummy.
I thought about what other healthy foods I could include in the pack. My little guy loves cereal and I thought Cheerios would be a good choice. Healthy and yummy. Since it was a cold icy day outside, soup also sounded particularly appealing so I tossed some in the cart as well.
To see the rest of my shopping trip (and where I was a bit distracted by the clearance section…), check out my Google+ story.
By the time we were all done, we had put together a nice box of food to donate. Our local food pantry is at a local church. It serves five of the surrounding towns and is only open the first and third Tuesday of the month, but a parish employee was more than happy to accept my donation and put it in the pantry.
Does your community have a food pantry? How might you be able to help them out? Every little bit helps – if we all set aside even one item a week to donate to our local pantry, they would be searching for storage space! So I challenge you – get out there and see how you can make a difference!
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias