A group of Huntington Beach teenage girls learned to appreciate the generic brands as they stretched their dollars for the less fortunate.
Pacific Coast, the Huntington Beach chapter of the National Charity League, practiced spending within a budget as they shopped for and assembled food baskets for families at the Oak View Family Resource Center in Huntington Beach.
"We managed to get everything and even a couple extra treats," said Huntington Beach High School Junior Niccole Anzivino, 16.
The National Charity League is a nonprofit organization that brings together mothers and daughters in middle and high school to do community service.
The girls were broken into groups and given a budget to shop for a specific family the resource center picked out, said mother Lena Vergara. The budget was based on the monetary donations each group of girls had collected for the food drive.
"They can see what it takes to feed a family," she said.