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Do you know of a family in need (specifically food-wise) and want to help? Here’s an idea: fill brown grocery bags to set up individual emergency food banks.
An emergency food bank is something you can do at home and is really easy to put together. It basically contains food items that can sustain a family of four for four days and helps them to keep getting vital nutrients during difficult times. By adding canned veggies, pastas, soups, and more to a brown grocery bag, you’ll be able to quickly get the food to the family as soon as the need arises.
Plus, another great thing about this is that you’ll be able to put these bags together with items you got for FREE or super cheap by using coupons! Use the item search to find the current best deals on the items that will go into your food banks.
Emergency Food Bank:
will feed a family of (4) for (4) days
-(8) 16 oz cans of vegetables
-(8) 16 oz cans of fruits
-(4) 16 oz cans of meat (tuna/chili)
-(4) 10 oz cans of low sodium soup
-(1) package of dry beans or (4) 16 oz cans of beans
-(1) package of noodles
-(1) package of cereal (dry or cookable)
-(1) package of crackers
-(1) package of powdered milk
-(1) jar of peanut butter
-(1) family-size bath soap
You could always get a church group together to create multiple food banks that you can then donate to a food bank in your community (or you could even keep a bunch of them together at your church or home so they’ll be readily available to give to anyone who needs one). It also wouldn’t be a bad idea to have one of these stashed somewhere for yourself in case of bad weather or other emergencies.