Wouldn't you know it--I announce my participation in the Cans For Comments food drive, and then I look through the boys' backpacks before school and find out that the school is also having a two week food drive?! I guess we'll be donating a lot of food this December!
So that there's not too much of one type of food, the categories of non-perishable food items are divided by grade. AJ is in kindergarten, and all the kindergarten classes in his school are supposed to bring pasta, rice, oatmeal, or cereal. Ryan is in 1st grade, so those classes are to provide baking mixes. We never use baking mixes, but I managed to find one in our pantry. It's good I need to go shopping tonight...I'm going to try to have both boys bring something for their classroom's box every day.
Here are today's donations:
AJ - a box of whole
wheat elbow pasta.
Ryan - a box of
cinnamon roll mix.
Ryan's lunch: seitan cutlets;
rice; steamed broccoli; edamame
"snack" with apple peel tongue;
black olives; mini Pez; cucumber
slices; raspberries; baked
blueberry oatmeal (recipe
from Fat-Free Vegan here).