Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Food Bank Cooking
It's okay. Don't feel ashamed. Thank God there is a place where you can get some food; no questions asked - to feed the family especially if you have children! So you go there, it's your first time and you probably feel like you don't belong there, and well, that is up to you.
You get your bag or two of groceries and already you are thinking to yourself, some of the brands in this bag, you've never even heard of. Let me just say, if you're hungry and your children are hungry, you do what you have to do. That's why you are here - to make the best out of this temporary situation.
You get home, and are surprised that you do have some food items you can work with. More and more food banks are utilizing more organic produce, better quality food than in years past.
Some of the things you might have in your bags this week:
4 can of tomato sauce
2 cans of cr of mushroom soup,
2 cans of tomato soup
4 boxes of macaroni and cheese
several cans of canned peaches
1 large can of pork and beans
Jelly (not jam)
big bag of pinto beans
a 10lb bag of potatoes
a box of spring salad mix
a few tomatoes
bag of carrots
bag of 6 good sized zucchini
bag of apples
block of cheddar cheese
1 gal milk
a package of peanut butter cookies
1 lb sack of sugar
2 loafs of white bread
I can think of several meals - sometimes when you have children, they give you more child friendly items.
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