After speaking at Davis Community Meals 3rd Annual "Hand in Hand" Fundraiser, I went to my local Safeway armed with the grocery ads and a calculator.
Here is what I bought for this year's Hunger Challenge:
1 pound ground turkey - 3.99 (50% discount due to expiration date today)
1 extra firm Tofu Lite -1.99
1 can chicken corn chowder soup - 1.29
1 can black beans - .79
1 can tuna - .99
1 4pk yogurt - 1.49
1 6pk Top Ramen - .89
1 loaf 12-grain bread - 2.49
1 red leaf lettuce - .79
3 bananas - .62
2 tomatoes - .52
1 pk fresh green beans - 2.00
1 can organic coffee - 3.49
13 items total = $21.34
What is different from previous years is that I found in-store coupon deals through which I could afford COFFEE. Since this is my beverage of choice, and practically one of my five basic food groups, the week ahead should be a little easier for everyone around me.
Going to cook the ground turkey now because it expires tonight.