Sunday, October 17, 2010

Brown Sacking it!

At church this morning we were all given a sack to fill of staple, non-perishable groceries as we hit the market this week.  The sacks will be returned throughout the week and distributed to the Hope Center in San Antonio, TX.   

I love how simple they made it for me to give.  

They gave me a sack with a grocery list of just 10 items to include.  I can now simply add these 10 items to my grocery list, keep this sack of filled goods in the car as I unload and, viola, I'm all set to give back next Sunday.  

As I was thinking about the simplicity and affordability of this "good", a thought came to mind:  Why not do this every time I grocery shop, and make a point to deliver it to a food bank throughout my week?  Or keep in my car ready to give the next panhandler I see--which is many on my route throughout my day...  I'm going to give it a try each time I go to the store from now through Thanksgiving.  

Posted you'll find the grocery list in case it's something you feel the desire to try as well, or better yet--Share another idea!  It's much more exciting of a case study to explore all options :)

Sack of Groceries:
*  Green Beans
*  Canned Tomatoes
*  Macaroni 'n Cheese
*  Canned Vegetables
*  Canned Chili
*  Small bags of Dry Pinto Beans
*  Canned Fruit
*  Peanut Butter and Jelly
*  Small Bags of Rice
*  Pudding Packs
**Any non-perishable food items are welcome!

To simple not to try :)

How will you Branch Out today?

Wishing you Warmth, love and happiness today--and full bellies.



leemeandthegirls said...

what a great idea! :)

Dawn said...

I like this idea! I've noticed bins in the front of many of the grocery stores I shop in, for food donations. It really would be easy to drop off a few items each time. I just need to remember to do it!

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Jessica said...

Love this idea. Plus, you can get most donation items nearly free if you coupon :)