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food drive ideas

I need food ideas for a food drive. I have 3 kids that all go to school and next week they are doing spirit week like pjs day, sports team day and yellow day,etc and if dress you need to bring in item for food drive. If they dress all week that is 15 items. What ideas do food banks need. and not to much money with 15 items. Any help would be great.

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momindiana

Asked by momindiana at 10:28 AM on Oct. 20, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Ramen noodles.
    ballewal

    Answer by ballewal at 10:33 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • usually food drives ask for non-perishable items that are canned or boxed (no glass- in case of breakage). I usually donate a variety of items like canned soup, broth, jello boxes, ramen noodles, box potatoes, mac & cheese, spaghetti noodles, canned fruit, canned veggies, canned meat (tuna, chicken, ham), cereal, pop-tarts, oatmeal, sometimes baking items like cake, cookie, brownie, biscuit mixes, frosting tubs, sometimes condiments like canned gravy, dressing, mayo, ketchup, mustard.....
    MizLee

    Answer by MizLee at 10:42 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • You can totally get some cheap canned goods- i would think any kinds of vegtables, mac and cheese, noodles, cake mixes, pancake mixes, canned fruit.....most stores have 10/$10 with all that stuff, even cheaper.
    kh717

    Answer by kh717 at 10:51 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • I usually donate canned items. Its usually non -perishables that they are asking for. That will keep the cost down for you as well with 15 items. We have also went to the dollar store and got toothpaste and bars of soap.
    batjmom

    Answer by batjmom at 11:17 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • 10/$10 items like hamburger helper, spaghetti noodles, sauce, boxes of stuffing and potatoe mixes, canned veggies, and canned fruit, dried beans and rice, canned pork and beans, cream soups and bags of noodles, soups, cake mixes, cookie mixes, pasta and rice a-roni, salsa, chocolate syurp(it makes powdered milk drinkable!) pancake syrup, jello
    blue_glass_mama

    Answer by blue_glass_mama at 11:19 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Hearty can goods, like soup, fruit, veggies, and pasta. Do not bother with baking items or condiements because too many people need really food and those this are really extras.
    jshimmy

    Answer by jshimmy at 11:58 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Pasta & canned tomatoes & shaker cans of parmesan cheese makes a meal. Barilla also makes a bagged dried tortellini that we love.
    MeggieSwan

    Answer by MeggieSwan at 4:00 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • i would go with canned foods!!!
    karebear7974

    Answer by karebear7974 at 11:56 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

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