Monday, August 10, 2009

Food Pantrys in Need

All over MI there are food Pantry's & other organizations who help fight hunger on a local level in need. These Organizations have fewer donations and more people who need their services. That is not a good combination. We couponers often pick up more then we need or items we don't even plan on using. (only if they are free or we make money of course:)

So when I got a e-mail that said Food Gatherers was running low, I decided to see what I could put together for a donation.
Today was the first time I have been to this organization. They where very nice and great full for the donation. They are very unique in that they have a large garden so that they can give fresh produce out. They also encourage others to plant a row in their garden for Charity's like theirs. Here is there mission statement

Food Gatherers exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community by: reducing food waste through the rescue and distribution of perishable and non perishable food; coordinating with other hunger relief providers; educating the public about hunger; and developing new food resources.

Here is a Link to their web site, if you live in the Ann Arbor area and you can donate keep them in mind.

They take your donation by weight mine came to 100pounds. The dollar value of all of it came to $451.74

I love that through couponing I am able to help others, something like this would not have been possible for my family to do before coupons.


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