Food Bank Donations
It always amazes me how many brand named foods are placed in Food Bank collection boxes. This might seem like a really snobby or obnoxious statement at first glance but it is not meant that way. When you are low and in need; a little bit of luxury can go a long way to boosting your spirit and keep you fighting. However the use of Food Banks is at an all time record high with many more families needing to use them so any donation made is always very gratefully received. Premium brand products are expensive! Own brands are just as good both nutritionally and taste wise and often cost 50-75% less.
With a few savvy swaps you can help 2 to 3 times more people without costing you a penny more!
For the price of one can of Heinz Baked Beans you can pick up 2 of the supermarket own brand or 3 of the value range!
With Weetatbix cereal the same is true, you can provide 3 times the amount of breakfasts for less money than the branded version. I personally eat the Tesco own brand Wheat Biscuits and prefer them to the Weetabix version anyway.
Food Banks are always looking for non food items too such as toilet roll, soap and toothbrushes. Items such as feminine hygiene products are nappies are in huge demand too. These items can be very expensive and don’t go far so shopping around for the best deal can really help so many more people in need.
In the last year 1.1 million 3 day emergency food parcels were given out. Three times more than 4 years ago! I hope this post helps you see how you can help more people without spending a penny extra.