The Grocery List Project: Week 1

To learn about this project, click here. This post is organized this way – the grocery lists, information & facts on food insecurity, resources, and anonymous general information about the people who submitted the lists published. Looking for ways to help out? Check with you local school district or houses of worship to see if they sponsor backpack or grocery bag programs. Check online for organizations such as food pantries, food banks, and soup kitchens that collect food in your area.

Some items on the list above include: taco kit, red cabbage, coconut milk tofu, canned pumpkin, fresh mozzarella, quinoa, sponges, eggs, ricotta, granola, yogurts, parmesan, elbow noodles, cheddar, greek yogurt, parsley, peanut oil, lasagna noodles, zucchini, soup, ginger, radishes

This list is actually a master list (on the left) and the weekly list (on the right). The numbers indicate what aisle the items can be found. This list has been used for many years so the aisle indicators are not related to Covid style shopping.

Helpful Hints when Donating to a Food Program:

*When donating to backpack programs, choose canned items with pop off or peel off lids in case the recipient does not have or cannot use a can opener.
*When donating macaroni & cheese try to get the kind that is premixed so that no additional ingredients like milk, which may not be available, are needed.

Food Relief Programs:

Feeding America (national program)
National council on Aging Food Assistance Programs (national program)
Friends of Forgotten Children (New Hampshire)
Brookings County Food Pantry & other resources (South Dakota)

Info from this week’s shoppers:

Each household is comprised of two adults. One household is mainly vegetarian and the other household tries to include one vegetarian meal a week. One of these participants experienced some food insecurity during college. One of the household’s food preferences is heavily influenced by their travels around the world. One of the households has limited their shopping off and on depending on the level of Covid infection in their area. One household has access to a grocery store but in order to shop at an Aldi’s has to travel approximately 50 miles.

6 thoughts on “The Grocery List Project: Week 1

  1. Diane, This is a wonderful and very helpful project- especially in these challenging times.

    Keep these great ideas coming.

    Hugs, Sheldon

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  2. This is fascinating, how you have woven together the lists which to me signify food abundance with the topic of food supplies not meeting needed levels. And that some of us can just solve the problem quickly and easily by using the list to refill our scarcity, and others cannot. There are a lot of depths to this project.

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    1. Thank you Claudia. It sort of came together by itself. The one issue (shopping lists) intrigues me and the other issue (food insecurity) troubles me. So somehow or other it seemed like putting them together might work in an odd way. Fortunately for me, you helped to explain how!

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