Thursday, September 16, 2010

Shopping List at Quest Food Exchange - Using only $13

For every four hour shift that a Quest volunteer works, we receive a thirteen dollar food voucher which can be redeemed in the Quest store the day of our shift. Quest prices are generally 50 to 70 percent lower then your average grocery store. This means that while thirteen dollars may not go far in a typical grocery store, it can go a long way at Quest!

One volunteer shift is very helpful for Quest as a not for profit organization, as well as for volunteers and their families.

Here are a couple of examples, one vegetarian and one meat oriented, of some of the kinds of food you can pick up with one food voucher.

Vegetarian
Vegetable chicken breast= .60
Baked teriyaki tofu (2 packs)= 2.00
1 pack baby romaine salad box (142 grams)= .75
2 lb peppers= .60
1 lb broccoli= .60
2 lb onions= .60
1 lb apples= .30
1 cantaloupe= .50
Sweet potato soup (1 liter)= 1.50
1 bag of buns (cheese, white, or whole what)= .80
1 liter organic milk= 1.00
Sugar free chocolate bar (40 grams)= .50
Black soy sauce= 1.00
1 bag tortilla chips (198 grams)= .75

Total cost = 12.90


Meat
1 lb chicken breast (bone in)= 3.29 OR 1 lb salmon= 3.25
2 lb zucchini= .60
3 lb potatos= .60
1 pack baby romaine salad box (142 grams)= .75
2 lb onions= .60
1 lb apples= .30
Chicken breading= 1.00
One loaf bread (white or whole wheat)= .80
1 liter milk= 1.00
2 liters flavoured sparkling water= .50
Chocolate bars= 2 for 1.00
Rice (roughly 1 lb)= 1.50
Peanut butter (500 grams)= 1.00

Total cost = 12.94

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Written by Hannah, a Quest Volunteer

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