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Partnering with Lowes Foods for Friends Feeding Friends Food Drive!

Posted November 7, 2011

I am so excited to announce that I am partnering with Lowes Foods for their Friends Feeding Friends Food Drive to collect food for our local food banks! This food drive makes it so easy to donate to those struggling to put food on the table. There are a number of different ways to donate including in-store bins at all Lowes Foods stores, at any of my upcoming 2011 couponing classes and through monetary donations. Read on for all the details.


Gift card giveaway!

To get things started, we are giving away a Lowes Foods Gift Card! Maybe the winner can use some of the $25 to purchase a few items to donate! To enter, post in the comments section below that you pledge to donate at least one item this season to someone in need. Every can of vegetables and every jar of peanut butter makes a difference. 

Donate at upcoming classes

As part of our partnership, I will be collecting food at all of my upcoming couponing classes through the end of the year and will make sure they get to Lowes Foods for this food drive. Anyone who makes a donation at a class gets an extra door prize ticket, as well!  I'll also collect food at the Coupon Swap at Chick-fil-A at the White Oak Shopping Center on December 8th from 9:30 am - 10:30 am. For more information on the coupon swap, click the the Upcoming Coupon Swaps link in the box above. For a list of upcoming classes, click HERE.

About the Food Drive

The Friends Feeding Friends food drive is the largest food drive in North Carolina and Lowes Foods has been collecting food for the drive for 17 years! This year, Lowes Foods started collecting food and monetary donations in all of their stores across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia on November 2 and will continue the food drive through December 31st.  The donations collected here in the Triangle will go to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. The goal this year is to raise over 600,000 pounds of food, equal to around 504,000 meals for those in need.

You have a few different options to support this food drive:

Donate non-perishable items to the donation bins located at the front of each store

Purchase and donate pre-made bags of non-perishable items most needed in the food banks in any Lowes Foods or Just $ave Foods store

Donate cash at the register in increments of $1.00, $3.00 and $5.00 amounts

AND, as I indicated above, you can bring food to any of my couponing classes from now until the end of the year and I will make sure they get to Lowes Foods for this food drive. Anyone who makes a donation at a class gets an extra door prize ticket!

Thanks to all of you who donate food regularly and I hope many of you will take advantage of this convenient way to donate to your neighbors in need right at your neighborhood grocery store!


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  • skkdouble Nov 10, 2011

    I pledge to donate 1 can or more to the food drive. All the good deals from super doubles and I had to rearrange my pantry. I will donate several items to Lowes and the Holly Springs Food Bank.

  • sewcreative1 Nov 8, 2011

    I pledge to donate to the Lowes food drive. I have been teaching lots of my friends how to use coupons to save on their grocery bills but the cost is they have to donate some of their bargains to food drives, animal shelters, and neighbors who need a little help. If we all work together we can make a big difference in the world. If you put your heart first, you will get the biggest reward of all.

  • pattycakes774 Nov 8, 2011

    I pledge to donate food items to this food drive. Thanks for all you do.

  • candace1023 Nov 8, 2011

    thank you for doing this food drive! I will donate more than 1 can! Candace

  • adowdle Nov 8, 2011

    we pledge to always help whenever we can.

  • hwurr2 Nov 8, 2011

    Each time I am able to purchase canned goods for Buy 2, get 3 free or other BOGO deals, I drop one in the donation bin on the way out. Another way I am donating is by matching up coupons/sales with pet food/treats. My daughter and I will be able to donate a large amount to our furry friends at the Wake Co. SPCA.

  • hmurphy19 Nov 8, 2011

    We enjoy helping others during difficult times, especially the holidays. We'll be donating to Operation Christmas Child, the local food pantry and other charitable organizations. I try to give whatever we can to those in need - it's great that Lowe's is participating in the giving this year. Earlier this fall, our church (St. Mark's United Methodist Church) collected 7,000 pieces of food goods for local charities!

  • IamwhatIam Nov 8, 2011

    I am sure that my wife and I will be donating to numerous causes this season. We are already planning to do a couple of shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child and now will plan to donate can goods to Lowes Foods as well. We all have to remember how important it is to give to those who need it most, especially during the holiday season.

  • queene01 Nov 8, 2011

    I have already gave this season and plan to give more now that I know about Lowes Foods having a bin!! It was so hard for me to find a place open after I get off work in my county, I decided to give to my neighbor who was having a food drive at church. It is important that we help our people in need in any way we can, if it's a little, or a lot, every bit helps!

  • me2nc Nov 8, 2011

    Of course I pledge to give to those in need this season! I love that Lowe's Foods has the bags already handy for you to buy and give to the drive! Will be buying one on my next grocery tip and hopefully can do one each week.