Friday, 28 August 2015

Food Bank Challenge by ThinkMoney

I was recently challenged by thinkmoney to get involved with a campaign they are running to help independent food banks. Thinkmoney recently spoke to 70 independent food banks from across the UK to highlight the work they do, and the potential difficulties they face in the future, and this is way for them to give back and raise awareness.

 
They gave me £30 to buy as much as possible for my local food bank. To start with a choose a food bank that was close to me and had a look on their website. On their site I saw that they have a list of current shortages. With this list in hand I went to my local Aldi. We regularly shop at Aldi and I thought that I could get a lot of good food for a cheaper price, and I did. They didn't have everything I wanted to get though so with £10 of the budget left I popped over to Asda to pick up a few more extra items.


In Aldi I picked up biscuits, crackers, soup, tinned curry, sugar, noodles, jam, tuna, paste, meatballs, shampoo and body wash. In Asda I managed to get toilet rolls, more paste, chilli and dried mash.
 

I think that I did quite well wit £30 and managed to get a lot of items on the shortages list. Mark dropped all the food off and sadly I wasn't able to go but the lady at the food bank was very happy to receive the items.

 
 
I hope that our items help some people out. I can't imagine not being to feed your family for whatever reason and every little donation or item helps.

We will be making this a regular thing from now on and adding a few extra items to our trolley each week to pop in the donation bin at our local Asda.

Have you ever donated to a food bank?

Nicola Xx

*Disclaimer - Thinkmoney gave me £30 to go shopping with but I didn't receive any extra payment*

9 comments:

  1. Great post Nicola! I think helping food banks is really important! I try and pop a couple of bits in the collection at my supermarket but often forget, so thank you for the reminder! xx

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  2. What a lovely campaign - such a lovely thing to participate in and it shows how far £30 can go when you really use it wisely x

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    1. It is. Exactly what I had to show. Thanks for commenting Donna x

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