Once a month I get a unit from the local SHARE foods program. Actually I get two or three units. SHARE is a non-profit organization that offers a variety of foods for low cost. SHARE Food Program
I use SHARE for a few reasons. One is to be frugal since the distribution site I use is half a mile from my house. I save on gas since it normally takes me 15 minutes just to get to town to shop. That means it saves time too. Time and money, gotta love 'em. Also I get a variety of products which introduces my family to new foods. For February I purchased three units. Below is all the food in those three units which cost me $51.
This month one unit included:
Broccoli (1 bunch)
Carrots (1 lb)
Potatoes (3 lb)
Onions (2 lb)
Cabbage (1 head)
Tilapia (1 lb)
Shaved Roast Beef (8 oz)
Dijon Turkey Tenderloin (about 2 lbs)
Breaded Pork Patties (5 ct)
Using the foods from the units ...
My Weekly Menu
Monday - Tilapia with Seasoned Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Green Salad
Tuesday - Breaded Pork Sandwiches, Coleslaw, Apple Slices/Celery Sticks
Wednesday - Cabbage-Sausage Supper, Waldorf Salad, French Bread,
Thursday - Beef & Cheddar Rolls, Ceasar Salad
Friday - Pizza Night (Cheese, Supreme, Sausage)
Saturday - Turkey Tenderloin, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
Sunday - FFY Day
This will leave some extra fruit to be used for breakfasts and snacks. The carrots will become carrot sticks for lunches and snacks. A nice crock-pot stew sounds like a delish way to use some of the onions, potatoes and carrots. Perfect for these winter days around here.