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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:03 PM

After Thanksgiving "sales" and donating. You can afford more than you think.

I saw that my local supermarket has drastically cut the price of unsold turkeys. From $1.69 to $.69 a pound. Plus $2 off each bird.

Long story short: I got two 20+ lb birds for a little more than $20 (saving more than $42) and donated them to my local food bank/soup kitchen.

All I ask of you is to at least look in your supermarket and see if you can't afford to buy a little extra (especially if it's on sale) and donate it. The food pantries are very sparse this year and are begging for any contributions.

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Reply After Thanksgiving "sales" and donating. You can afford more than you think. (Original post)
no_hypocrisy Nov 2012 OP
Lionessa Nov 2012 #1
noamnety Nov 2012 #3
LynneSin Nov 2012 #4
renate Nov 2012 #2
Lionessa Nov 2012 #5

Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:13 PM

1. I didn't think food banks could normally take temperature controlled items.

 

In other words they have no place to keep cold items cold. I know they have something special during the holidays because some seem to give out turkeys on Tday, and I suppose on Xmas, but usually they can't take fresh food from what I've been told. I suppose it may depend on the foodbank.

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:19 PM

3. Call your local foodbank and check.

Mine does have a fridge but I call first before buying because depending on their donations they may or may not have space in it.

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:23 PM

4. Another option could be a soup kitchen of some form

We have the Sunday Breakfast Mission here in Wilmington. Donating 2 turkeys to them they could probably cook those and use them for plenty of meals. BTW they are called SBM but they have been feeding & sheltering people daily for decades now.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday_Breakfast_Mission

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:13 PM

2. I didn't realize they took donations of perishable items

Good to know--thank you!

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Response to renate (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:33 PM

5. As was mentioned to me above, better check you foodbank first.

 

Not all FBs have ability for perishables.

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