Food Library Stock-up Haul!

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This is a follow-up video of the Extreme Budget Challenge posted earlier on our youtube channel. In this video, Nichol will be taking us to visit our local community Food Library. Do you have a food library in your neighborhood? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Here is the transcript of the video. Hi Bosses, today we’re going to our local community food library and we’re going to stock it up! This is a follow-up to the Extreme Budget Challenge video that I uploaded earlier and I’ll include the link in the description below. HBIC HQ is a non-profit for women, we empower independence and entrepreneurship to build a better future for themselves and their families.

So just to do a quick recap of the extreme budget challenge video that i posted earlier essentially I was given a budget of ten dollars so I bought these ingredients between walmart and dollar tree. I cooked them up and I had to create recipes for a week’s worth of meals for two people. This is just an example of the meals that I created, but long story short it’s just me and I got a lot of food so let’s share it with our friends!

Tent cities and homeless encampments like these are popping up everywhere, not just in large cities. But as you can see here in seattle we definitely have our share of friends who need our help. As I mentioned earlier I made entirely too much food for a single person for one week, so I packaged everything up in these three section containers. Each one has a breakfast, a lunch, and a dinner portion in each one and as you can see I also had extra leftovers so I got these smaller takeout containers for those as well. So now that these are all nicely packaged let’s go share these with our friends!

Here in seattle we’re lucky to have these neighborhood food libraries. Take a look around your neighborhood and see if you can find one, and if you can’t maybe think about creating one. The food library is exactly what it sounds like. If you’ve ever seen one of those neighborhood tiny libraries where you swap out books it sort of works on the same level.

Essentially this is where people in the neighborhood can come and drop off food or produce, or even plants or herbs. This one here has a teeny tiny nursery attached to it. And there we are, a nicely stocked fridge for those who’d like a home-cooked meal.

I hope this video has inspired you to seek out food libraries or even consider making one in your own neighborhood.

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