So, this post:
Brought me to the WalMart website and app store. For this:
Basically, if you shop at WM for food, you can scan your receipt in and if there are cheaper foods close by that are on your recipt, they will make you a gift card and give you the difference in prices. You can store the balance and then use it for the needy people here! Or yourself, if you are needy. It saves time and you could help others by gifting it here.
I thought the uses here might like this, so great! If not, okay.
Hello Reddit. I am hoping to ask for a little help for food to get my family through the rest of the month. it is myself, my husband and 2 daughters. We live paycheck to paycheck and are are always stretched pretty thin and the last paycheck we got was shorted by 2 days, (24 hours). They are planning on fixing the issue next check, but it has put us in a very tight spot until next payday. We don't need much, we can make do on PBJ and Ramen and stuff like that along with TP and dish soap. If anyone is able to help us out over this bump, we would be very appreciative. I tried to add a variety of lunch/breakfast type stuff to the list and keep it all cheap and prime eligible. I also posted in the Food Pantry subreddit, but haven't had any luck yet. Thank you to anyone who can help.
I tried posting in random acts of pizza because that's honestly all I would need to get me through a couple days. But they won't let me because of my insufficient comment karma. I also posted in r/food_pantry, I'm not sure if there are any rules about posting in both, but I did.
Basically my extremely limited check a week or so ago, almost all went to rent and car insurance. To the point if I drive my car right now, it's going to run out of gas. I've been walking and riding my bike everywhere I absolutely can. I usually donate plasma for extra cash to help me through but I can't donate for 2 more days because I already have twice in a week, which is the limit.
Yesterday was my birthday (not to try and make a sob story, because it truly was) and all I could scrounge up was my last couple pieces of bread and cheese for a grilled cheese and some crackers for dinner. I have absolutely nothing for the next couple days besides tortillas, crackers, and condiments.
Basically all I'm asking is if anyone would be willing to buy a random broke guy even just a pizza I can eat on today and tomorrow, I would be forever grateful, as I can go donate plasma on Tuesday to get me by until I get my check on the 19th.
Thank you anyone for the help in advance.
I’m not sure if this qualifies for food bank but I am in need of some household items and hygiene products. Long story short, my husband has been out of work the last 2 months due to a case against him which suspended him from work. The good news is he won the case, many $$ later, and he will be starting a job in the next 2 weeks. But of corse those checks won’t come until next month. When he starts this job he will live in a different city 3 hours away. Hopefully with someone rather than in his car. We can not afford for him to stay in a hotel or in an air BnB but are asking around for a free room.
With my income we have just enough to pay off our monthly bills: rent, utilities, internet. With barely enough for gas, we are getting by and starting to be in need of some of these other items.
We do have enough food, thankfully. From applying to our local food bank and for our state assistance which allowed us $15/month.
Any help is greatly appreciated. No matter how big or small. Thank you for reading my post. Household Items/Hygiene
It’s been a rough few months. Neither of us have jobs or a car at the moment and we are living off of scraps. We are getting kicked out of our place and are having to move. It’s been difficult and we are just trying to keep our heads above water. We have an appointment at the dfs soon but not soon enough. We aren’t going to last without food until then. If anyone could help, please do. We are simply asking for the Walmart or Kroger gift cards as I am a vegetarian and frozen food is what is cheap and keeps us going. Thank you in advance for your consideration! It means the world.
But here is an amazon list too!
Hi. Check out this list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/XC2M6E31R2NL
Hi. I don't know if this is applicable considering I live in the Philippines and such and Amazon wishlists are expensive. I don't have anyone to turn to for help considering the budgets that I have for food have been spent in the University payments. Not tuition but on books which are expensive.
Daily life has been spent on eating canned goods and instant noodles which are cheap and budget friendly but hazardous to my health. I've taken intermittent fasting just to reduce my sodium levels. Vegetables and protein per kg has been on the rise due to Typhoon Maria. I'm broke currently and the money I have is to buy another canned good worth 25 bucks.
Just food groceries which could last me an entire week. That would be enough for me. I miss eating real protein and vegetables, and I still have this nasty dry cough that the University doctor told me to stop eating preserved foods and eat veggies instead. But what can I do? No budget.
Sorry if I'm a bit demanding guys. I'm just hungry right now.
I feel ashamed having to ask for assistance from strangers on here, but I have nowhere else to go right now. I have $10 to feed myself and my husband until the 16th. I lost my job recently and unexpectedly due to my medical conditions, so money is extremely tight right now. I’m having to go without a couple of my prescriptions until we get back on our feet. I have severe POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome), an unknown autoimmune disorder, and Lyme disease. I've suffered 2 small strokes recently and I'm mostly bedridden, due to the fact that I faint if I am on my feet for too long. I lost my job because I kept fainting at work, even while sitting. The Lyme has caused me to have a meat allergy, so that’s why there’s so many nutty things on my list, it’s how I get my protein. Any help is greatly appreciated.
My doctor just put me on a new prescription, I don't want to get into my medical situation here, but it is not covered by my insurance. I paid cash for it this month and it was $189. I may have to switch insurance and right now I'm working with the staff at my doctor's office to see if there is a comparable medication that will be covered. I should mention I have many severe medication allergies and have developed new ones even in the last few years. Needless to say this severely cut into my food budget which was suffering already. I just found this sub investigating some options online for food. I've been a redditor for a long time and never knew about it. Any assistance that could be offered would be greatly appreciated. And I really would pay it forward once I get this worked out.
I found a stray kitten, maybe 10 weeks old, earlier this morning. I have never had a cat before , however I have been hoping to get an emotional support animal for myself. However, I am a broke college student. I do not have disposable money, and it's really difficult for me to find secondhand pet supplies, even on craigslist. I am living independently in Madison, WI, on the UW campus. If anyone is nearby (like a 100 mile radius; I can use a car) I can drive to you or we can meet somewhere inbetween. I am looking for literally anything pet related, including: food litter litter box bed crate medications (?) recommendations for cheap vaccination places toys cat collars or leashes or harnesses carriers etc Doesnt really matter to me. Please DM me if you have anything!!
EDIT******* I have made an amazon wishlist https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3E6YM9I4QHAV9/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_2
Hi everyone. So let me tell you my situation.
I'm a 25 year old studying my last year at university, i started working part-time to get money to live in Madrid and pay my studies. The thing is that i got fired because on christmas i got into a depression and couldn't even get out of bed, so i didn't even go to work. I tried to spend as little as possible so that my savings could last until i got a job, but right now i don't have any money.
A few days back i asked for 20 euros so that i could go to an interview. In the end i got the money by selling my tv and my iron. The thing is i didn't get that job, but don't worry because i found another job stacking boxes at a MediaMarkt. It's full time and i have to stop going to university, but i'll find a way to get back on my feet again.
The thing this request is for i because until i get my paycheck I don't have anything to eat. This week i've literally only eaten a bagguette a day because it's the cheapest i could find (40cents) and i wish i was joking but today my food is a boiled egg and that's it.
So maybe you could help me or if you live in Madrid you could tell me places where they give food to those who need it. Help from my parents is absolutely out of the picture and i don't know what to do.
I aso tried to make an amazon wishlist with the bare necessities but i don't have amazon prime so I can't add food to the list so if anyone could help me figure that out it would be fantastic.
Hi, I'm in a tough spot! I need help with food, or whatever can be offered for the remainder of the week...or even just someone to talk to. If you'd want to kmow more about my situation, please pm me. If food can be offered, I want to let you know I have coeliacs (as in there can't be wheat, etc. in anything), but you know what....I really don't care. Food is food. I'm in Germany (but I'm an American). I believe, they call this: rock bottom....
I tried posting in the other sub too. So amazon wishlists are so expensive here, unless you have prime, which I don't have. There's a grocery store called Rewe, and they do online ordering (pick up.or delivery). The only thing with them is that they have a minimum 40 euro order. Otherwise, I don't know what else to do right now. If you know of anything I can turn to, or do, please let me know. I haven't had food since yesterday and this feels awful!!
Update: can anyone help? I still don't have anything to eat.... (03/09)...
Starting this off, it's thankfully been the better part of two years since I've had to make a shot at posting in these subreddits. But that also means I don't remember everything perfectly. I've read the rules, think I'm doing everything right, but if I'm making mistakes lemme know and I will be absolutely happy to fix em.
Second, less fortunately, onto the post itself: Lost my grandmother at the very end of last month. Massive heart attack, she was gone before she hit the ground. Know that woman all my life, and though there were some bitter feelings, still do miss the hell out of her.
When she died, our one payday of the month was a few days later. I can give more details if needed, but long story short, heads weren't entirely clear for understandable reasons and our fairly strict budget was molded to fit the circumstances in the days after. Like I said in the title, what money we had was spent for convenience and making sure we didn't have to bother my grandpa (who provided a lot of support through transportation, which ended up costing a lot on our end), and to be available to help where we needed to with my two disabled uncles (who my grandparents were the primary caretakers of) now that a head was gone from the house.
What little savings we've managed to keep a hold of are gone. Our food supply has got the weekend at best, and that's only because I'm heading out tomorrow on the bus to spend the last of our EBT card's balance.
We've still got the last week of the month to get through. If anyone is generous enough, a little bit of help would mean the world.
Think that should properly link the list, but let me know if it doesn't.
By no means asking for everything on this list. Just put everything I could think of and find. It's not anything for solid meals, but it'll provide something to eat, which is certainly better than nothing.
To finish: I know one thing for certain. This has been the catalyst to kick my ass into gear for getting our shit together. I'm ashamed of how caught off guard we were by this financially.
Thanks for even looking, folks. You guys do a good thing here.
Recently, my partner and I lost our jobs around the same time. We live in a rural area where jobs are hard to come by, but we're trying and putting ourselves out there. We are applying and interviewing when we can and just hoping for a stroke of good luck!
A major problem we're facing during this is that our SNAP benefits were cut drastically. I've appealed this, citing my daughter's medical issues, and they were kind and understanding to our problems, but nothing could be done. She's only 4 and is allergic to so much. Soy, Dairy, Wheat, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Nuts, Corn, Tomato, etc. The list is so long I can hardly remember all of it. WIC was no help either because they couldn't provide her with the substitutions she needed, even with a Dr's note. She spends a lot of time in dr's offices and the children's hospital, so making sure she eats just right is absolutely essential.
I'm reaching out, hoping we can get help while we are looking for work with the items we usually pay out of pocket. Anything would be greatly appreciated. I can provide proof of anything, including Dr's notes.
I've made a wishlist full of common safe foods she eats. A lot of things may seem unnecessary (like the SunButter) but it is a real struggle to provide her with healthy fats, so items like this are important to her diet. Thank you in advance!
Firstly, I live in Virginia Beach, and I know it is red-zoned. I can verify anything you'd like!
I'm from California, but I fell on hard times there and my sister invited me to live with her in Surry, VA. I was living with her for about a month before her landlord said she had too many people living in the house and understandably her kids took priority. Fortunately, I found a cheap living situation on craigslist and was able to transfer my job and live in Virginia Beach instead. Again, since it's red-zoned, I can provide any verification you need and of course you can check my post history.
I had SNAP for California and it expired, I just finished applying for SNAP in Virginia, but it takes a while. I do work, but the time I had taken off to transfer and move and pay for rent on the fly left me with barely anything. I have 3 cup of noodles and a loaf of bread from the dollar store and that's it. My check will be light due to the move and it will go to housing, but I just need food mostly. I'm looking into the food bank too, but I'm worried they will not be able to help me since I still have my California license nor do I have a car to get to them, but if you have any suggestions or tips on places that don't require a VA ID, I'd appreciate it!
Again, if you need any sort of verification of who I am, or anything at all I'd be happy to show you! I've never done this before so if I need more information or messed something up, please let me know.
Here is my amazon wishlist https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/37N5RPEU3XXOI?&sort=default
I've been working with a job counselor for a little while now, and the job search has been slow going.. I have an interview prep session set for this week, and an interview next week.. my job counselor said that I'll probably have a job in 2 weeks, but I'm totally broke, and can't afford food.. My bank account is in the red by 8 dollars. I could barely afford rent and my bills this month, it left me with 20 dollars for groceries, which I used up..
I have a small amount from SNAP benefits which I used aswell.
My bus pass expired and I won't be able to go register for help from the food pantry until next month either...
I made an amazon list, and even just one thing from it would help me substantially. I didn't really know what to put on there, I just added stuff that seemed filling and good..
I’m cross posting this from food pantry I only just posted yesterday but I wasn’t able to figure out how to add my list until pretty much this morning.
Due to an ongoing payment issue with my last employer I haven’t been paid yet for hours worked over a month ago, long story short I will be forced to file a claim with the DOL tomorrow morning, issues with my time card “processing” has made my bad situation elongated and my family suffer more and unnecessarily.
I have just enough to cover the things that I’m not able to add on to the list such as a pack of chicken legs and milk and eggs (if anybody knows why I can’t add fresh items help would be awesome) I would love if anybody could help me get a few of the other things on my list so that we could stretch the main food items I’m able to buy more.
I had a lot of trouble adding a wish list on Walmart but I wanted to stick with Walmart because it’s cheaper than AM prime and I can pick it up. I had to actually do a wedding registry because it gave me no option to share any of my “lists” once again if anybody can help me figure out how to put my list here pls lemme know, and if you guys have any ideas of things I should add on here let me know!
Edit : So I was told that somebody tried purchasing from my list but it only allows them to opt for delivery to their home or their local store, if anybody could help me figure this out and the easiest way for me to get assistance would be super helpful, I’m confused about prime pantry, the prices are so much better than normal amazon yet I can’t add them to a list.
Edit : here’s my list ! I did add paper towels and laundry wash, not necessities but I could use them, Hi. Check out this list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3DTI2U8CK1F19
I don't get paid until next week and my grocery money was taken up in fees. I tried my best to figure out how to make an amazon wishlist without having prime / prime pantry. But if someone has prime and would rather just get my address I guess that could work too. I'm trying to stay positive but it's really difficult and I'm tired of bread and butter. There really isn't many options for food banks around here because the churches give once a month (normally in the beginning of the month) and I can't afford to drive or walk (due to arthritis) to the soup kitchen.
Langar is basically the food service at our temples, Sikhs are very welcoming and inclusive to anyone, no matter what religion, race whatever. Langar is free and tasty!
I'm currently in my last semester of college and due to a misunderstanding on my part did not receive any financial aid for this semester. Usually the month immediately preceding the start of classes has rent covered by financial aid, and can be deferred to be paid with it. Since I didn't get any, I owe two months of rent on the first along with tuition.
This means I won't have any money left over for food. My Grandma lives with me, and I'm more worried about her than I am about me. We have a small amount of SNAP benefits coming in, and have visited the food bank (which resulted in a loaf of bread, a bag of rice, and some expired fruit cups) but we're at a point where its going to be impossible to eat between now and the 1st of March.
I work for the University and only work during school semesters, my first check will be here the 15th, but that will almost all go towards bills that we won't be able to pay on the 1st because we have rent. Its a crappy situation and I'm a bit panicked.
I've made an amazon list ( I hope that works) of some things we need. I really didn't know what to put on it. Anything helps.
I'm willing to answer any questions anyone has about my situation. Thanks
i'm a college student on medical leave from school - i just had a surgery that i'm recovering from. i unfortunately still rely on my parents to take care of me because i can't physically get a job and i'm unable to attend school right now. we were living with my uncles, but one of my uncles kicked me out because i had to keep a window open due to cigarette smoke and my health. we're staying with my grandmother right now. my grandma is disabled too and can't afford much food. i don't know how long we'll be here for and the uncertainty of our housing is scary. i'm sleeping in my grandma's closet on a pile of blankets and my parents have the couch.
we just tried to buy a car for my mom to get a job, but it turned out to be a lemon, and that was the last of our money. my mom is working on a degree right now and my dad works two jobs. i'm doing as much online work as i can right now.
i just want to do what i can because i feel awful for my parents still caring for me and being unable to work. i can barely move around right now. i can provide photos of my surgery discharge papers or emails approving my medical withdrawal if anyone needs.
here is my list for my parents, me, and my cat and hamster. i know that i shouldn't have animals if i'm not able to care for them, but i had these two before these issues and i am doing everything i can to not have to give them up because they're the things that are helping me the most emotionally right now.
i put a lot of things on both amazon and walmart.com, anything can help... i don't expect all of this stuff i just wanted there to be a lot of options. there are duplicates between the lists, but it's just because some things are cheaper on each site. thank you so much.
i'm also crossposting to the assistance subreddit, i hope that's not an issue. thank you
I'll try to keep this brief but as I'm not quite sure how its done in this sub here's a bit of background on me! In our house its just myself, my husband, and we have an awesome 7 year old daughter. I'm a substitute teacher for our local school district here on a beautiful island in Alaska. I have some rather serious medical issues so subbing is the perfect job for me as I can take jobs when I feel well, and rest when I don't. Teachers don't make much and as a substitute I make even less, but I love the kids and I'm just happy to be able to these days.
Unfortunately due to a major medical issue earlier this month I had to be sent down to Seattle for testing and coupled with not working for Christmas Break I only have one day of work on this entire month's pay period. We generally live pretty frugally due to my medical expenses but lately we have been getting by pretty well and this is a bit of a shock to be in such a serious situation so suddenly. My husbands paycheck will cover rent and utilities but our meager savings is completely tapped out after my doctors visit in Seattle. After all that we have no budget for food this month and I'm hoping some kindly folks here at Food_Bank can help us stay afloat until my next month's paycheck! Absolutely anything will be appreciated and I will be happy to pay it forward once we get settled down again.
The bad part about being in Alaska is our Walmart has no grocery or produce department and our tiny Safeway does neither delivery or pickup, so amazon is really my only option for gifting that I can think of. It will most likely take at least a week or two for prime items to ship all the way up here but that is pretty standard for up here! Here is a quick amazon list I threw together of some things we could really use Let me know if I did any of this incorrectly and I'll be happy to fix it!
EDIT: Here is the amazon list since my other doesn't seem to want to work http://a.co/9h9yJgU
I don't really have a long sob story. Things are actually going pretty well in every area of our lives except of course financially. Can't have everything, right? Anyway, paycheck is pending to deposit tomorrow and it's only going to cover the mortgage and gas to/from work and like nothing else. We're short on a few necessities and barely treading water until we get our taxes in to pay off some debt. (Medical. Yay lack of healthcare.) Any help would be greatly appreciated and payed forward as circumstances allow. Thanks and Merry Christmas.
The pullups are my biggest concern.
Two years ago, my dad was stopped at a stoplight when he was rear-ended twice. The dual-impacts caused his brain to hit his skull multiple times, leaving him with a Severe Concussion and a Traumatic Brain Injury.
Having worked as a Journeyman Pipefitter (a construction job where he traveled across the country for work), he was forced to retire following the car accident, as it would be too dangerous for him to continue in this line of work. He suffers from short-term memory loss, sensitivity to light and sound, dizziness, frequent headaches (which take away his ability to function at all for the rest of the day), and mood swings, among other things.
My mom is unable to work because my dad requires constant care. He can no longer be left alone because he will forget to lock doors or turn the stove off, and he also becomes extremely anxious. He also forgets to take his medicine without constant reminders to do so.
I have been job hunting for some sort of retail position, but that unfortunately came to a halt when my own health condition started to worsen. I am currently looking for alternative ways to earn money while I help my mom with the dogs and household chores. We have also been visiting a local food pantry once a month, which does help, but it's not enough to sustain us.
My parents have borrowed from every family member and friend they possibly could, and my mom has been trying to get a third loan against my dad's lawsuit, but with the previous two, no pre-settlement loan company wants to offer a third. We have no car insurance, no cell phone service because we chose to pay the water bill instead, and we're truly stuck between a rock and a hard place right now.
If anyone could please help by providing even one item off of either of our wish lists, we would be ever so grateful.
Thank you very much! (We are located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.)
Amazon Wishlist Walmart Wishlist **Duplicate items are meant to provide price options for any potential givers. For example, a large container of laundry detergent would be amazing, yet we would be just as grateful for a smaller container if that is more budget-friendly.
Hey thanks for clicking! Ill try and keep this short, due to a losing work and the death of my father at the same time, about 7 months ago, my sister and i have been sleeping in our car. She is so kind she didnt want anything for xmas this year so i could by us food. I got some help with gifts but i really need some help for food for about a week untill we get situated at my brothers house.
ANY help is much appreciated. Thanks for reading! Edit: added list
I'm a very poor college student living in an apartment to save money. So far, I've saved some money. However, due to a rough summer I'm still paying off credit card and other debts unfortunately. My money is zapped from bills and food, the bare min. Below is my Amazon wish list. All the items are bulk and are cheap so I don't have to ask for help for a while.
Borax (to clean my bathroom and similar surfaces)
Toothbrushes Vega protein (because of ADD meds lowering my appetite and a mental battle with food, it's hard for me to eat a solid meal at times. To get some level of nutrients in me so I don't have another potentially deadly health scare from low blood sugar, I use cheap protein powder. Vega protein because I'm vegan) hand soap
Thank you for any and all help. I truly appreciate it. 😁
Edit: for bullet formatting.
Edit 2: Thank you for the kind soul who got me the Vega, toothbrushes, and hand soap. I'm shocked by your generosity. I don't know if you want to be named since you PM'ed me, so I'll just leave it at that. To whomever else is willing help, I still need laundry detergent (I'm running out of clean clothes) and Borax. Again, thank you so much!
Edit 3: I've made a duplicate Walmart wishlist as I saw that it's easier for some folks.
Edit 4: Thanks to a kind offline person, I've received all that I needed. Thanks to everyone who looked at the post 😊😊😊
Hi there r/Food_Bank!
My dad has a Traumatic Brain Injury from a car accident two years ago. He was the victim of another driver's recklessness and negligence, and was rear-ended twice while stopped at a stoplight. He was forced to retire as he is now permanently disabled and will have to deal with the effects of permanent brain damage for the rest of his life. My dad requires a constant caretaker because he exhibits symptoms similar to that of an alzheimer's or dementia patient, so my mom is unable to work either.
My mom has been trying for about three months to get a loan against the lawsuit, but to no avail. I'm looking for a retail job in our area because the stress, frustration, and my mom's tears are heartbreaking and exhausting. Unfortunately I haven't had much luck at the moment, though I am waiting to hear back from a few places as well as applying to more.
We could use some basic household supplies like toilet paper, tissues, laundry detergent, and a few food items. We don't expect to receive everything on the wishlists, though I have provided a variety of size/price options to try to fit the budgets of any potential givers. Any kind of generosity would be greatly appreciated because we're all really worn down.
Thank you very much to all of you.
We are located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
P.S. The Walmart Wishlist includes a couple of gift cards to buy cold foods like milk, meat, and cheese. If anyone happens to purchase a gift card, I would be more than willing to send pictures of the receipt and items bought to verify appropriate use.
P.P.S. If you'd prefer to do store pickup for Walmart, I have no problem letting you know which store to use!