My first frugal blog was started 8 years ago — inspired by the food bank donation program at my church. When the Bag Hunger campaign began, I started filling bags from the stockpile in my pantry and the extreme couponing deals I found at the store each week. I found so many free items that were on the food bank wishlist that I started emailing my church friends, so we could provide even more Bag Hunger contributions.
That’s when I started thinking of other ways we could use couponing to give back. I’m already clipping coupons each week. I’m already shopping smart to lower our budget. It only made sense to put that work into my desire to make a difference in our community. Here are a few of my favorite ways to help others, even when I don’t have a lot of money of my own:
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