a Field trip to your grocery store and
buy food for charity--make it fun to see how far you
can stretch your dollars to get the most food!
Earn the Hunger Patch for Girl
Scouts or the Scouting for Food badge for Boy Scouts with
the program. Earn
Community Service hours too.
food for charity with Kids
Cut Out Hunger is a fun, educational, and rewarding experience.
It teaches how to help others in our community as well as math, shopping, budgeting,
and money skills. Look at your store's Best Deals list to see how easily we can
buy groceries with loose change!
- Shop individually with your parents: Find the grocery coupon
circulars from the Sunday paper. They say "Smart Source" or "Valassis"
across the top. Do not cut out the coupons, just write the date they came out
on the front and save them. Decide how much you have to spend, make a list of items that add
up to that amount, and cut out the coupons needed. Many good deals do not
require coupons at all. Some weeks there
are good items that are free with a coupon!
- Get some friends together from your neighborhood, class, Scout group, etc.
and do a Charity
Sale Table. In just a couple of hours, you can help feed many families. A
single family could do it for a Saturday project.
- Middle school and high school students can help their families
save on groceries and learn a valuable life skill that will save them thousands
of dollars over their lifetime. Students can check their store's Best Deals list
each week, identify items their family uses, find the coupons
and add it to the weekly shopping list. Parents, split the savings with your student,
and put the other half in a savings account towards a long-term goal like college
or a down payment for their first home. First-time web site users report typical
savings of $50 to $75 per week--it can add up!
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