As I mentioned in my post last week, I signed up as a participant in the Champions for Kids Abbott Nutrition Pack a Snack simple service project. The mission of this project was to create a nutritious snack pack for children in need.
This week, I decided to head out to Walmart to purchase products to create the snack pack. Since Abbot is a sponsor of this project, I decided that I would focus on Abbott products for my snack pack. Abbott products makes nutritional products that help babies and children grow, work to keep bodies strong, and support the unique needs of patients with chronic illnesses.
Since I am a frugal gal, before heading out to the store, I checked to see if there were any online coupons for Ensure or Pediasure. I did find coupons for Ensure, but not for Pediasure. After printing out my coupons, I headed out to Walmart.
I headed straight to the baby department to look for the pediasure. They had a few different varieties in stock so I picked a couple of different flavors.
Next I went to look for some Ensure and Zone bars which would make great snacks for older children. I wasn’t sure where to find them, but after a quick search, I found them near the pharmacy area.
I then continued to look around the store for more healthy snack ideas. I thought about some of the healthy snacks my son likes to eat and wound up getting some animal crackers and raisins as well.
So in total, I purchased:
- Zone Perfect Bars
- PediaSure Sidekicks Shakes
- Ensure Shakes
- Animal Crackers
I figured that this variety of snacks was well rounded, nutritious and offered a good amount of fiber.
I chose to take my snack pack to a local charity in my community called Fish, Inc. As I mentioned in last week’s post, Fish Inc. is a service organization of volunteers who respond with compassion to the needs of the poor, the elderly, the homeless, and those who “fall between the cracks” of public assistance. They run a food bank and provide monthly food packages to approximately 600 families in the area.
Once I had packed everything up, I gave them a call to find out when I could drop the snack pack off. They only accepted donations 3 times a week, and the day that I called was not one of these days, so I had to wait a day before I could deliver the snack pack.
I finally got to deliver the snack pack on Friday morning. The volunteers on staff that morning were very happy for the donation and thanked us warmly. I felt good in knowing that some of the kids in the area would soon be receiving these healthy snacks.
Remember, you can help too!
If you would like to join me in creating a snack pack for a child in need in your area, you can sign up and find more simple service project ideas with Champions for Kids.
Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias, but my opinions are 100% my own. #AbbottCFK #CBias #ChampionsForKids