The Donation Box for 5-10-14 ~ Pasta Perks from Couponing!

The Donation Box for 5-10-14 ~ Pasta Perks from Couponing!

The Donation Box

 The Donation Box for 5-10 ~ Pasta, Pasta, and more..other stuff

We stocked the co-op with some starch in the donation box for 5-10. I sure love this perk that comes with couponing! Much of this was free or close to it. We’re fortunate that the co-op we donate to has a refrigerator and freezer. They don’t have a lot of room for those items but as long as we gradually bring them in then it’s fine. Those of you who donate regularly may not be aware that some take items other than shelf stable groceries. I suggest asking about it the next time you drop a donation off or perhaps calling them. You might be surprised! We avoided taking any refrigerated items for months until one day we asked and were pleasantly surprised that they had the means to store it.

Here’s what was in The Donation Box for 5-10-14

The Donation Box for 5-10

17 Boxes of Pasta
2 Seeds of Change Rice Mix
2 Zatarain’s Rice Mix
6 Yoplait Greek Yogurt
10 Sambazon Organic Juice/smoothies
8 Nasoya Pasta
2 Banquet Frozen Meals
2 Zatarain’s Big Easy Rice

The Donation Box
If you’re new and/or not familiar with what The Donation Box is, this is a box we keep in a corner of our house that we add items to all week for a Saturday morning delivery to the local   Co-op Ministries  . Since we’ve been couponing, we have grown a nice stockpile of items so now we try to put some aside and do our small part to help others. (You can view our other delivery posts  here  ).  Other than a little extra time, there is no reason for us to pass up a free or ridiculously cheap deal… we know someone needs those items! Our boxes usually include a combination of things we purchased the current week and items from our stockpile that we have overstocked. We hope we inspire others to do the same!
Whether it’s a donation of money, time, or items.. it all matters to someone!

Do you do something similar? We’d love to read about it in the comments section!