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Kindness Matters: Snack Baskets for Delivery Drivers

A few years ago, on Facebook, I saw a picture of a snack basket set outside on someone's front porch for their USPS, Amazon, UPS, and FedEx delivery drivers. I thought it was a brilliant idea at the time, but didn't take action.

Snack baskets set up for delivery drivers

This time, I saw a viral video of an Amazon delivery guy caught on a Ring Camera doing a literal "happy dance" as he approached the residence he was delivering to and discovered a snack basket full of drinks and assorted chips, cookies, candy, etc. He literally did a happy dance on the way back to his truck!!

I was so inspired that I sent my husband the video, and said "I'm doing this!" LOL. I texted my mom at about 8pm and said, "wanna run to Dollar General with me?" and of course, she did. So, we spent about 45 mins in the store going up and down the aisles choosing all kinds of goodies.


Thought went into their snacks... so I wanted to share some ideas with you if you decide to take "inspired action" and do this fun act of kindness!


Ideas of what to put in snack baskets for delivery drivers:

Drinks:

  • Water bottles

  • Gatorade or Powerade

  • Sodas (variety of caffeine or non-caffeine)

  • Energy drinks (my network marketing company has "energy shots" that have no sugar & no calories, so I included some of those as well as the energy drink "sticks" for water bottles)


Snacks: (make sure they can eat these one-handed in case they're eating & driving)

  • Individual bags of chips, popcorn, and snack mix

  • Individual servings of Holiday Cakes (I got vanilla & chocolate Little Debbie Trees)

  • Candy Canes

  • P3 Protein kits with jerky, peanuts, and seeds

  • Slim Jim

  • Granola Bars

  • Candy

  • Cookies (I got Oreos and Nutter Butters)

  • Rice Crispie Treats

I got two plastic baskets from Dollar General for $5 each and the Happy Holidays sign for $1.


I put the baskets together on the front step of our porch, so if they come to the door for a delivery, they can't miss it.

I also put a big sign next to the baskets to make sure they know that the snacks ARE for them to take... and to take a couple or as much as they want!

I printed the sign and taped it to a 10x12 bag I had on hand, and before closing the gift bag to make a make-shift stand, I added rocks to the bottom of the bag to keep it weighted down.


If you have one of those plastic sign holders for displaying flyers, that would be good, too!


Acts of Kindness don't have to be random. Sometimes, it's even more fun when they're thought out and planned carefully to ensure that it goes the extra mile in putting a smile on someone's face.


I hope this inspires YOU to make someone's day a little brighter by spreading some kindness... it matters!


PS: I made a copy of my sign without our family's name on it, so that you can do this, too! Click here to download the printable sign for delivery driver snack baskets!


 

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