Wednesday, April 28, 2010

$5 Frugal Food Challenge

 I have a challenge for you and for me.  I want you to take $5 this month (May) and purchase as much food as you can for someone else.  $5...that is $1.25 a week.  I challenge you to cut your coupons and see how far you can stretch each one out to get as much as you can for the $5 and then at the end of the month to donate these purchases to your local food pantry.

Mother's day is around the corner and I have thought a lot about it because this year I am blessed enough to be home with my child.  I told my hubby that I want to pack a picnic and spend the day at the beach...that to me is a magnificent day!  The first Mother's day I ever had I spent it with my little girl in the hospital and to boot I had to wear a face mask because I was sick so I could not even kiss her without a mask on....this will be so different.  My point is that we never know what life has planned for us. "There but for the grace of God, go I " . We do not realize how much we truly have until it is taken away from us.  Many mothers this month simply hope to be able to provide food for their children and then my mind started to wander and I thought...what more can I do?  So, I am challenging myself and I am challenging you to do the $5 Frugal Food Challenge!!! 

I want to make this challenge fun!  If you choose to participate in this challenge all you have to do is send me a picture of what you have purchased and the running tally of what you have spent and I will post them on Friday along with my families weekly challenge purchases.


Nicole-Lynn said...

Such a great idea!

I hope you have an extra special mother's day! Your picnic ideas sounds great!

Laurie said...

I love that idea - count me in!