Milk and Schools Coming Together at Smart & Final (#SmartFinalSupportsSoCalSchools)

My local Smart & Final is one of my favorite places to pick up ingredients for baking. Pretty much all of my staples are First Street branded: Flour, sugar, vanilla extract, milk… you name it. Unlike flour or sugar which usually takes me around a month or two to restock (and vanilla extract takes literally forever to deplete), I probably buy milk once a week. Whether a tall glass of glossy milk accompanies a rich red velvet whoopie pie or is a necessary ingredient when preparing the most incredible blackberry ice cream, I know my refrigerator is incomplete without a good gallon of it.

Likewise, an adequately supplied classroom with well-prepared teachers requires basics like paper, working dry erase markers, and of course, books! When our teachers can’t get the supplies they need, the quality of education children receive degrades. A recent campaign through Smart & Final is going to  help ease some of the budget burdens on our teachers today. The California Milk Advisory Board’s “Help Our Teachers, Help Our Kids” promotion gives teachers an opportunity to receive 25 Scholastic books or a $25 gift card for school supplies! To help a teacher of your choice, all you need to do is collect the California Milk Advisory Board seals on First Street products. The great thing is, these seals are on products that are common household necessities: milk, butter, cheese, and if you’re in my household, ice cream. It’s not like you need to buy a random box of cereal, crackers, or miscellaneous junk food that you otherwise wouldn’t buy, instead, this is about buying something that you would ordinarily buy, and helping a great cause along the way.

This is my Smart & Final. Mine. But I can share with you if you really want me to.

This is how easy it is to buy something that qualifies for the program! Do you see that nice, yellow, graphically pleasing seal in the upper-left?

How about now? Bingo. It qualifies!

With the milk, it’s even easier to find the seal. (Don’t forget, for extra savings, look for a $0.30 coupon in your newspaper if you’re from Southern California.)

On your way out, feel free to grab some wonderful ice cream from First Street. A personal favorite of mine is Moose Tracks: Vanilla ice cream with fudge and peanut butter cups. Glorious!

So, do you have a school in mind that is truly deserving? I am thinking that you should go to and say something. It’s a matter of $200, $300, even $500 for your school, because between now and February, three winners will be chosen each month.

You now have an opportunity to shop smart and help the local community. 25 books can mean a whole lot to a group of kids. And that’s final. (Haha…)

Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias (#Cbias). I received compensation to help promote this great program. But I genuinely love milk, butter, and Moose Tracks ice cream.


About kraftedbykelly
I'm a California girl living in Durham, North Carolina. I like to focus on baking from scratch, student-friendly cooking, and both high and low dining.

2 Responses to Milk and Schools Coming Together at Smart & Final (#SmartFinalSupportsSoCalSchools)

  1. dealusionall says:

    Red velvet whoopie pie?! Going to have to try that – sounds sinfully good 🙂

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