Years ago, our family struggled to buy groceries. Our son was very sick and just about every week we were faced with having to make a decision between paying the co-pay at the hospital or buying groceries. The hospital won and each week, we bought less and less food. It was during that time that I learned how to buy groceries for next to no money strategically using coupons and eventually founded MoneySavingQueen.com.
I have a deep passion for helping families eat and couponing allowed so many families to do just that. The problem? Couponing can also lead to purchasing unhealthy, processed foods that are not good for your body. After spending years teaching families how to eat on the cheap, I finally realized I was eating cheap and cheap food actually causes very expensive problems in the long run.
After that realization, I made some very big changes in my life and in my business. One of those changes included the decision to purchase The Produce Gathering, I was a customer of this food co-op and I loved it. When the business came up for sale, it was a no-brainer. I purchased the company to give a more tangible side to Money Saving Queen and not only teach families how to eat healthy foods on a budget but also provide a way for them to pick up those foods right here in our own city.
Food is a necessity and sometimes you don’t realize that until you’re actually hungry. I have been there and done that, out of that experience came a passion to see families eat well and now, eat healthy. I firmly believe every single human being should have access to healthy foods.
It is for that reason, we are officially partnering with John 3:16 Mission in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We have always donated our leftover produce to the Mission however, after a recent conversation with a member of John 3:16, we realized we needed to do more and we have the ability to do so.
From this point forward, every single time a basket of produce is purchased through ProduceGathering.com, a share of produce will be donated to John 3:16 Mission. We will also have a basket set up at the sale itself, if you receive produce in your basket you know you will not use, please consider donating it to John 3:16 Mission.
We will take the donations to the Mission after every single sale. In the near future, you will also have the ability to make financial donations while purchasing your items online as well.
We believe in John 3:16 Mission and we are proud to partner with their ministry and help bring healthy foods to families and individuals in need in the Tulsa area.