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Food drive benefiting the Women's Center of Wake County

Posted January 19, 2010

A couple couponers in Raleigh have come up with a wonderful food and supplies drive  benefiting the Women’s Center of Wake County. Following is the information for the food drive. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the coordinators at If you are taking a class of mine anytime before February 12, you are welcome to drop off donations at the class and I will meet Jennifer or Amy (the ladies who created this food drive) to deliver the food and other items to them.

Savvy Shoppers Share the LOVE

Are you a savvy shopper? Do you use coupons and sales “match-ups” to maximize your savings? If so, consider sharing your savings with Wake County women and children in need. Join us in donating food, supplies and personal items to the “Saint Valentine’s Day” food drive benefiting the Women’s Center of Wake County!

Our goal is to collect 3,500 items for women and children in need.

Stockpile your Goods: Now through Wednesday February 10
Drop them Off: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday February 10-12

Take The “Couponers for the Community” Challenge

See how many items you can collect from the list below for free or almost free by using coupons plus sale.  Visit this blog every Sunday and Wednesday for updated good deal lists including freebies and great deals available each week that you can donate!

The person who donates the most items will receive a special gift for preserving precious memories of your loved ones along with a copy of WRAL Smart Shopper Faye Prosser’s book, The Smart Spending Guide!

Do you know someone who needs a little TLC this Valentine’s Day? Tell us in 1 page or less what’s going on in their lives. Submit your entry via email to by February 1, 2010. One lucky family will win dinner for 2 on Valentine’s Day.

Not sure what to donate? Here are some ideas…


Canned meats (e.g. ham, chicken)
Canned stews, tuna, rice
Canned potatoes and noodles
Canned vegetables

Canned fruits
Canned, dried, non-perishable foods & juices
Coffee, creamer and sugar

Personal Care Items

feminine hygiene products
large diapers or pull ups
toothpaste, toothbrushes
deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner
clothes for the current season

dress suits, shoes (casual and dress)


paper towels
toilet tissue
paper plates and cups
plastic forks/spoons/knives

Drop off Information: Wednesday – Friday, February 10-12

The Church of the Apostles 333 Church at North Hills Street Raleigh NC 27609
TIMES: 9 am to 5 pm, use the second floor entrance

The Women's Center 128 E. Hargett St., Suite 10 TIMES: 10 am to 3 pm

Saint Francis UMC 2965 Kildaire Farm Road Cary, NC 27518
TIMES: 8 am to 5 pm W, Th, 8 am – 1pm F, drop items in the MPR (across from the Sanctuary)

Harmony Pilates Studio 219 North Salem Street Apex, NC 27502
TIMES: 8 am to 8 pm in the hallway in front of the studio

If you are a student of Faye Prosser’s (WRAL’s Smart Shopper) you can drop-off items at her workshops. Go to for a list of locations.


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 21, 2010

    I picked up at least 10 free items this week to donate including floss (free Reach at Walmart with $1 coupon)and pasta (free No Yolks noodles at Lowe's Foods using coupon and Instasave discount). There are a number of freebies in this week's grocery deals list - don't miss them!

  • jennmiller00 Jan 21, 2010

    15 Items and counting....

    There are only 3 WEEKS LEFT to collect items for the St. Valentines Day food drive to benefit the Women's Center of Wake County!

    Have you collected anything to donate? If so Please Post about it here - let's encourage each other to help others with our thrifty shopping habits!!!