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