This is the time of year when many of us want to give back, but finding the extra money or time to do so can be challenging.
Fortunately, there are ways to give back without spending a dime! In fact, much of the giving comes in the way of doing things we’re already doing. Even something as simple as grocery shopping can help others in need.
If you’re not sure how to save money on food and give back to charity at the same time, here are four different ways I like to give while I grocery shop.
1. No Kid Hungry
Here’s a win-win: For every three coupons you use through No Kid Hungry, a meal will be provided to a child in need.
Through a partnership with No Kid Hungry, Coupons.com will provide one million meals to children. You save, we give, it’s that simple!
Check out all the coupons and learn more about No Kid Hungry here.
2. Box Tops for Education
Never underestimate the power of a dime! Box Tops for Education lets you give box tops from various General Mills products to schools. For every box top your child’s school collects, they’ll receive 10 cents. Boy, does this add up fast!
So far, Box Tops for Education has donated $719 million to schools!
Get started on collecting box tops for your school and support No Kid Hungry by using this coupon for $1 off any two General Mills Big G cereals, including Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Chex, and Lucky Charms!
3. Newman’s Own products
An impressive 100 percent of profits are donated to charity by Newman’s Own, totaling to more than $475 million to date. Newman’s Own makes everything from cookies to olive oil, and they taste good, too!
Save on your favorites with Newman’s Own coupons!
4. Annie’s products
Annie’s products have also raised nearly $2 million to help support organizations focusing on sustainability and a resilient food future. Their projects include healthy food education and building school gardens.
Not sure how to put your coupons to work? Try one of these delicious recipes that use ingredients that come with coupons!
Chef Rebecca Masson’s Gingersnaps
From Coupons.com’s No Kid Hungry campaign
• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 teaspoons baking soda
• 1 Tablespoon ground ginger
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
• 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
• 1 egg
• 1/3 cup molasses
• 1 Tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger
• 1/2 cup sugar in the raw, for coating
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, ground ginger, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in egg, molasses, and fresh ginger just until incorporated. Add dry ingredients, mixing until just incorporated.
3. Place dough in a bowl or container, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. The dough will be sticky.
4. Scoop and roll dough into 2 Tablespoon-sized balls, roll in sugar in the raw, and place on a sheet pan lined with parchment.
5. Bake for 12-13 minutes, until the cookies begin to crack on top.
Weight Watchers Egg Drop Soup with Chicken
This hearty Egg Drop Soup is only 119 calories, making it one of my favorite ways to warm up and indulge in the winter. Hearty chicken and healthy eggs, green onions, and peas are boiled together with chicken broth to create the best home remedy for a chilly winter day, a pesky cold, or both!
Grab some chicken broth for your tasty Egg Drop Soup and save 75 cents on one when you buy one any variety Progresso broth!