I stopped by the two local food banks in my area when I realised that I could get Pillsbury Grands biscuits for free this week and asked the women that run them how many they would like. Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry has limited refrigerator space and asked if I could bring 100 to her. Milpitas Food Pantry has more refrigerator space and said they could use up to 900. While I would love to be able to get than many for them, I am limited by time (I do have my full time job), the stock in the grocery stores and the number of coupons I have. My goal is to purchase and deliver 100 to Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry and 300 – 400 to Milpitas food pantry this. If I can buy a total of 400 – 500 this week, then I will be happy even though the food banks could use more.
I already delivered 120 Grands biscuits to the Milpitas Food Pantry and I managed to get another 138 biscuit packages which I took to the Milpitas food bank again:
When I arrived at the food bank, there were a number of high school kids volunteering and they helped unload all the biscuit containers:
Once again, I did not have to pay any money to get these (this is how I did it):
I ended up doing the transaction 23 times to get the 138 Pillsbury Grands biscuits with a retail value of $274.62
I have delivered 258 of these to he Milpitas food pantry now meaning that I need to get another 142 for them and 100 for Tri Valley Haven by Tuesday when this deal ends. I think that I can pull it off. With this load, the readers and I have now donated a total of $19,613.32 worth of food to local food banks. I would love to get more people to participate. Not only will you be helping your local food bank, you will learn to save quite a bit of money on your own grocery shopping.