bylromarha wrote: »
I think most people on this website are already savvy shoppers and good at getting value for money.
Why not do what I do and just pick up extras of what you're buying for yourself? I know I'm getting a good deal anyway, so have no qualms about putting in extra tins/packets/loo roll for foodbank.
Our local Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys all have collection points after the checkouts, as well as the church who run it. Dead simple to bag up the goods purchased for foodbank, then drop it off after my shop at Aldi.
bluep wrote: »
Thanks Polaria - that's really useful. I have a bit of a bee in my bonnet about on one hand wanting to buy as much as I can quantity-wise for my money to donate to the food bank but on the other hand why should people have to eat really rubbish food!?! So I'd rather pay 13p for a tin of rice pudding instead of 96p but not if its not very nice to eat at all!
bluep wrote: »
I agree - I think there is far better value for money to be had than what people currently donate (but hey, better to have something donated than nothing at all!). I also think its a shame that so much of it are things like biscuits, instant noodles, instant potato mash, tins - I'd rather buy big sacks of potatos and veg that will last a while (I'm sure carrots/potatos/onions would be viable for quite a while as would a huge sack of rice and splitting it into smaller bags at the food bank). Anyhow, I'm thinking of stocking up when I next go to Costco on whatever they have on special offer that fits what they've asked for. I reakon I can spare around £50 a month to donate so find it a challenge to get value for money!
mrsHall2b wrote: »
just wanted to post people putting all kinds of beans and pulses etc in, they will likely be thrown away as alot of people using the food banks arnt going to know how to use them or have other ingredients to use them with.
i know of a few people who have used it and all they where interested in where the crisps and canned meal type things. many people dont have the skills to cook properly now
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