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    Default Spin off - how to help

    I just posted a vent post about all these fb pity posts recently. I still like to help those that are really in need.
    Every year we buy a small toy for a boy and girl for the wishing tree. This year I also will set aside $50 to buy some food items to give to the salvos.
    Growing up we always got a hamper at Xmas and it was often filled with stuff we didn't eat ( spam etc) so items often got donated back.
    So I'm doing some market research. What should I buy? Thinking Xmas snack treats like shapes, puddings etc and then items like taco kits, tinned tomato etc but open to suggestions

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    Coffee and tea
    Long life milk
    Jams and spreads
    Pasta and sauce
    Salt & pepper

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    Thanks if I'm going to give I rather give something that will be used and appreciated

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    Regular spreads - vegemite, peanut butter.
    Biscuits
    Cake mix
    Jelly mix
    Pasta
    Pasta sauce

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    Maybe packet cake mix with icing included, might mean someone gets a birthday cake that otherwise they would miss out on.

    When we were getting food hampers I liked basics, flour for baking, long life milk, tea/coffee/sugar, baked beans, 2 minute noodles. Things that you could make a decent meal out of. Treats like soft drink were nice but not as useful.

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    Things like shampoo, conditioner, soaps etc, they are quite expensive to buy when you've got a tiny budget

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    This what we put in our church hampers last year

    The ingredients for these meals
    Tuna bake
    Spaghetti
    Stir fry

    And

    Sr Flour
    Eggs
    Sugar
    Condensed milk
    Pancake mix
    A cake mix
    Soup
    Instant noodles
    Tinned tomatoes
    Tinned pea or beans
    Baked beans /spaghetti
    Potatoes
    Pumpkin
    Lettuce
    tomatoes

    Cheese
    Long life milk
    Long life custard or custard powder.

    Cookies
    Wafer sticks
    Friut Mince pies
    Pudding
    Fruitcake
    Either a box of chocolates or a jar of lollies
    Candy canes

    Soap
    Shampoo
    Conditioner
    Washing up liquid and washing powder.

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    Our local food collection charity have mentioned that they are always needing the following items:
    - Long life milk (full fat, low fat & soy)
    - Peanut butter and vegemite
    - Milo
    - Tea and coffee

    Whenever I put stuff in the collection box there's always sooooooo many packets of 2-minute noodles so I tend to avoid donating those!

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    The last few years we have donated meat vouchers from the local butcher. I think we felt that we were taking it for granted sitting down to a nice roast meal/Christmas dinner etc. It's always been really appreciated, meat is a luxury that many can't afford

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