I feel like I have to share this cuz it works so well for us! I’m sure I’m not the only one who goes crazy from their kids asking for every single thing they see in a grocery store. I tell them no lots but I think naturally kids just see and ask. Well to distract them from this I started letting them pick out one can for the food bank any can they choose every time we go to the store and they love it! They put so much thought into what can, they carry the can to the till, hand it to the cashier and then put it in the food bank bin.
My daughter likes to explain to people what the food bank is for. We have done this for our last 5 trips to the store and not once have they asked for something! And they are helping the food bank in the process. I know this won’t last forever but if anyone has a 2 or 4 year old like me I recommend trying it! Maybe when they get older I can turn it into a challenge (find a can that starts with the letter c or find a vegetable)
Credit: Candice Bell