So this isnt food, but my 9yo son and I cleared out linens and took blankets, comforters and things of warmth to the battered womens shelter in our town. Florida isnt always as warm as people think so when the mercury plunges (last night it was in the low 30’s) and the homeless have no where to go, warm blankets are just as needed as good food.
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Many homeless and unfortunate have pets. Locally we have a homelss man who has a beautiful dog that he keeps with him. He always shares his food with his furry friend which made me think that we should include their pets when we donate.
I bought a chew toy for his dog as well as some other goodies. The next time I see him I am going to give his dog a little treat.
This weekend my two youngest kids (7 & 9) and I did our grocery shopping, but this time was a little different; I had THEM clip coupons for items they would shop for and gave them each $10.00 to “shop” for donations for the food drive at their school. They did really well and managed to get a lot for their money. Not only was it quality time, but they learned a couple lessons as well and they realized if they were in need, they wouldn’t want the items no one else wants either—like lima beans. (from the mouth of my 9yo son!)
Also (edited because I am very forgetful!)
-one of our local chain of grocery stores has pre-made bags for sale that people can purchase for $5.00$10.00 and included in some of the bags are tooth brushes, soap, crackers, peanut butter, pretzels, granola bars, nuts, dried fruit etc—-it’s a good thing to add to your cart on the way out and they deliver it to a local shelter!