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  1. #1
    COOLCATPANTHER
    Guest

    Default How can I feed a family of 5 on $300 budget

    Something else you might want to try. Not sure if you qualify for, or what

    your feelings are on the subject though. Maybe you can see if your kids

    qualify for free or reduced price lunches at school. Or see if you can get

    food stamps. Maybe check out to see if there is a S.H.A.R.E. or an

    Angelfood Ministry thing near you to help reduce the cost of food.







    Posted by: "mkroom4trble" mkroom4trble@yahoo.com mkroom4trble

    Date: Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:51 pm ((PDT))



    Can anyone suggest on how I can manage this? I have 300 to spend on

    grocery every month but I can't seem to make it last. Thanks.











  2. #2
    Cindy Sue Cindysioux@yahoo.com
    Guest

    Default How can I feed a family of 5 on $300 budget

    Another suggestion. Our local food bank allows you to come and receive donations

    once a month. There are of course basic income restrictions but many local food

    banks have similar a practice. Not sure per say your particular situation or

    financial constraints but this may be an option to consider. Also local food

    banks in association with local thrift stores (second hand stores) offers up day

    old bread for a meager donation. This is usually done weekly or bi-weekly. You

    could mostly likely contact your local "community action team" or local resource

    center and I am certain they could point you in the right direction.



    COOLCATPANTHER <coolcatpanther62@gmail.com> wrote: Something else you might

    want to try. Not sure if you qualify for, or what

    your feelings are on the subject though. Maybe you can see if your kids

    qualify for free or reduced price lunches at school. Or see if you can get

    food stamps. Maybe check out to see if there is a S.H.A.R.E. or an

    Angelfood Ministry thing near you to help reduce the cost of food.







    Posted by: "mkroom4trble" mkroom4trble@yahoo.com mkroom4trble

    Date: Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:51 pm ((PDT))



    Can anyone suggest on how I can manage this? I have 300 to spend on

    grocery every month but I can't seem to make it last. Thanks.












  3. #3
    Monika B.
    Guest

    Default How can I feed a family of 5 on $300 budget



    I tell people all the time to go to hillbillyhousewife.com.

    You can feed your family for way less than $300 a month.

    Okay, so break it down to $75 a week.

    Go to the store only once a week. Make a menu for 1 week and see if

    you can stick to it. Shop only with a list. Allow for snacks, but

    make your own cakes and such.

    Whole fryers or chicken quarters are wonderful and cheap.

    You can take a whole chicken and cook it on the stove.

    Debone it, make a pot of chicken and dumplings ( kids love this)

    Take the leftovers and serve over mashed potatoes the next day with

    vegies and biscuits. You have fed your family of 5 for $8 for 2

    days!!

    Hot dogs: My kids love these cut in half and fried and served with

    scrambled eggs for breakfast and dinner.

    Beef roast: Make in crockpot with carrots and potatoes. The next

    day make a big pot of beef vegetable soup. Just use generic frozen

    vegies ( your favorites ) and some kind of bean.

    My kids beg for this.

    Chili, very cheap to make, add lots of kidney beans, my kids will

    eat this for 2-3 days.

    Breakfast for dinner 2 nights a week. Pancakes and french toast are

    a big hit here.

    Spaghetti, very cheap and filling and good for a couple of days.

    Brownie and cake mixes, generic, are cheap and better than store

    bought snack cakes anyway.

    A bag of generic popcorn is 99 cents and the kids love hot popcorn

    for a snack.

    After school snacks, jello with fruit, cake, brownies, a 33 cent

    box of mac-n-cheese, hot dog, grilled cheese, fried egg

    sandwich, fried bologna sandwich ( my son's favorites)

    All of these are good for those summer lunches too.

    Oh, and in my area all the elementary schools have free lunches for

    kids 18 and under, I have one real close to me and my kids could

    have free lunch every day. They may be hungry later, but, hey it

    fills them up for a couple of hours and they get a healthy,

    balanced meal with milk and get to see their friends.

    Dollar tree: Don't be fooled by their food choices, you can get

    cheaper at Wal-mart with generics!!

    Wal-mart has a baked goods rack by the milk with their day-old

    bakery items all marked down. Good for a treat for summer: Put

    cake, cookies, donuts etc in fridge for at least 2-3 hours, Make

    instant pudding and chill. Spoon pudding over bakery item. My kids

    beg for this

    Beans: Make in the crockpot and serve with cornbread, very

    filling, full of protein. Can make into soup or chili, bean dip

    or refried beans

    Fried Ramen, one of my family's favorites.

    Brown celery and onion in some margerine, make your noodles, drain

    and fry in the margerine and celery and onion.

    Great side dish and sooo cheap.

    My kids love ramen noodle with hot dogs too.

    Hope this helped!

    Monika



























    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Cindy Sue Cindysioux@..."

    <cindysioux@...> wrote:

    >

    > Another suggestion. Our local food bank allows you to come and

    receive donations once a month. There are of course basic income

    restrictions but many local food banks have similar a practice. Not

    sure per say your particular situation or financial constraints but

    this may be an option to consider. Also local food banks in

    association with local thrift stores (second hand stores) offers up

    day old bread for a meager donation. This is usually done weekly or

    bi-weekly. You could mostly likely contact your local "community

    action team" or local resource center and I am certain they could

    point you in the right direction.

    >

    > COOLCATPANTHER <coolcatpanther62@...> wrote: Something else you

    might want to try. Not sure if you qualify for, or what

    > your feelings are on the subject though. Maybe you can see if your

    kids

    > qualify for free or reduced price lunches at school. Or see if you

    can get

    > food stamps. Maybe check out to see if there is a S.H.A.R.E. or an

    > Angelfood Ministry thing near you to help reduce the cost of food.

    >

    >

    >

    > Posted by: "mkroom4trble" mkroom4trble@... mkroom4trble

    > Date: Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:51 pm ((PDT))

    >

    > Can anyone suggest on how I can manage this? I have 300 to spend on

    > grocery every month but I can't seem to make it last. Thanks.

    >










  4. #4
    Rhonda
    Guest

    Default How can I feed a family of 5 on $300 budget

    Girl you got it going on lol! Thanks for sharing those tips! I have a

    family of give and its REALLY easy to spend $200 a week in groceries,

    diapers and other things if you arent careful lol



    Great info!







    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Monika B." <hon5met@...> wrote:

    >

    > > You can feed your family for way less than $300 a month.

    > Okay, so break it down to $75 a week.

    > Go to the store only once a week. Make a menu for 1 week and see

    if

    > you can stick to it.






  5. #5
    Dj Evans-Rompen
    Guest

    Default How can I feed a family of 5 on $300 budget


    I am doing it now with a fam of 4PLUS 3 dogs (70,60 and 20 lbs), a cat a rat a parrot and a ferret. My 25 and 20 year olds moved out.

    The trick is to have a menu and stick to it as Monica sed. I use my crockpot a whole lot too. I also have a doe and buck (rabbits) who produce 6-10 babies for me for meat every 3 to 4 months.

    I make my own noodles, own bread and tortillas, and I freezer cook every month when I can. My kids eat homemad oatmeal cookies and popcorn as snacks as well as carrots and salad dressing for dip. We buy bulk ramen noodles and I make my own spice mixes and shake and bake. In the summer when its too hot to bake i go to the bread outlet (day olds) and get 2 for less than 1.

    I buy my milk at walmart cuz its 3.79 compared tp 5.29 in the stores (canada). You CAN do it but it takes a few months to get into the swing.

    -::-.. )) -::-.
    (`.)
    `.. dj -::- .
    ((. .. -::- .
    -::- ((.*

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Monika B.
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 10:16 AM
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : How can I feed a family of 5 on $300 budget






    I tell people all the time to go to hillbillyhousewife.com.
    You can feed your family for way less than $300 a month.
    Okay, so break it down to $75 a week.
    Go to the store only once a week. Make a menu for 1 week and see if
    you can stick to it. Shop only with a list. Allow for snacks, but
    make your own cakes and such.
    Whole fryers or chicken quarters are wonderful and cheap.
    You can take a whole chicken and cook it on the stove.
    Debone it, make a pot of chicken and dumplings ( kids love this)
    Take the leftovers and serve over mashed potatoes the next day with
    vegies and biscuits. You have fed your family of 5 for $8 for 2
    days!!
    Hot dogs: My kids love these cut in half and fried and served with
    scrambled eggs for breakfast and dinner.
    Beef roast: Make in crockpot with carrots and potatoes. The next
    day make a big pot of beef vegetable soup. Just use generic frozen
    vegies ( your favorites ) and some kind of bean.
    My kids beg for this.
    Chili, very cheap to make, add lots of kidney beans, my kids will
    eat this for 2-3 days.
    Breakfast for dinner 2 nights a week. Pancakes and french toast are
    a big hit here.
    Spaghetti, very cheap and filling and good for a couple of days.
    Brownie and cake mixes, generic, are cheap and better than store
    bought snack cakes anyway.
    A bag of generic popcorn is 99 cents and the kids love hot popcorn
    for a snack.
    After school snacks, jello with fruit, cake, brownies, a 33 cent
    box of mac-n-cheese, hot dog, grilled cheese, fried egg
    sandwich, fried bologna sandwich ( my son's favorites)
    All of these are good for those summer lunches too.
    Oh, and in my area all the elementary schools have free lunches for
    kids 18 and under, I have one real close to me and my kids could
    have free lunch every day. They may be hungry later, but, hey it
    fills them up for a couple of hours and they get a healthy,
    balanced meal with milk and get to see their friends.
    Dollar tree: Don't be fooled by their food choices, you can get
    cheaper at Wal-mart with generics!!
    Wal-mart has a baked goods rack by the milk with their day-old
    bakery items all marked down. Good for a treat for summer: Put
    cake, cookies, donuts etc in fridge for at least 2-3 hours, Make
    instant pudding and chill. Spoon pudding over bakery item. My kids
    beg for this
    Beans: Make in the crockpot and serve with cornbread, very
    filling, full of protein. Can make into soup or chili, bean dip
    or refried beans
    Fried Ramen, one of my family's favorites.
    Brown celery and onion in some margerine, make your noodles, drain
    and fry in the margerine and celery and onion.
    Great side dish and sooo cheap.
    My kids love ramen noodle with hot dogs too.
    Hope this helped!
    Monika

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Cindy Sue Cindysioux@..."
    <cindysioux@...> wrote:
    >
    > Another suggestion. Our local food bank allows you to come and
    receive donations once a month. There are of course basic income
    restrictions but many local food banks have similar a practice. Not
    sure per say your particular situation or financial constraints but
    this may be an option to consider. Also local food banks in
    association with local thrift stores (second hand stores) offers up
    day old bread for a meager donation. This is usually done weekly or
    bi-weekly. You could mostly likely contact your local "community
    action team" or local resource center and I am certain they could
    point you in the right direction.
    >
    > COOLCATPANTHER <coolcatpanther62@...> wrote: Something else you
    might want to try. Not sure if you qualify for, or what
    > your feelings are on the subject though. Maybe you can see if your
    kids
    > qualify for free or reduced price lunches at school. Or see if you
    can get
    > food stamps. Maybe check out to see if there is a S.H.A.R.E. or an
    > Angelfood Ministry thing near you to help reduce the cost of food.
    >
    >
    >
    > Posted by: "mkroom4trble" mkroom4trble@... mkroom4trble
    > Date: Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:51 pm ((PDT))
    >
    > Can anyone suggest on how I can manage this? I have 300 to spend on
    > grocery every month but I can't seem to make it last. Thanks.
    >





  6. #6
    mtmay@gvtc.com
    Guest

    Default How can I feed a family of 5 on $300 budget

    We have 5 in our family too (as well as 2 dogs & a cat). Our food

    budget has been WAY out of control - well over $500 last month. This

    month has been much better, mainly because I've stopped going to the

    store!

    I'm making better use of the food that's in my freezer (sirloin cut

    pork chops $1/lb, etc. when Albertson's has their great sales) and

    only going to smaller stores for the rest of the stuff. I grab milk,

    bread, tortillas & oatmeal at Dollar General because it is less

    expensive than the convenience store but on my way home from work, and

    I'm not tempted to buy a bunch of other stuff just because it is

    there. I bought plums and oranges last Friday at a roadside stand

    (never done that before).

    Total this month, we've spent less between $50-75 on food for the family.

    Now, I don't know what I'm going to do once I empty my freezer!



    Emily



    ----- Message from djcooks@gmail.com ---------

    Date: Wed, 9 May 2007 17:28:59 -0400

    From: Dj Evans-Rompen <djcooks@gmail.com>

    Reply-To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : How can I feed a family of 5 on $300 budget

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com





    > I am doing it now with a fam of 4 PLUS 3 dogs (70,60 and 20 lbs), a

    > cat a rat a parrot and a ferret. My 25 and 20 year olds moved out.

    >

    > The trick is to have a menu and stick to it as Monica sed. I use my

    > crockpot a whole lot too. I also have a doe and buck (rabbits) who

    > produce 6-10 babies for me for meat every 3 to 4 months.

    >

    > I make my own noodles, own bread and tortillas, and I freezer cook

    > every month when I can. My kids eat homemad oatmeal cookies and

    > popcorn as snacks as well as carrots and salad dressing for dip. We

    > buy bulk ramen noodles and I make my own spice mixes and shake and

    > bake. In the summer when its too hot to bake i go to the bread

    > outlet (day olds) and get 2 for less than 1.

    >

    > I buy my milk at walmart cuz its 3.79 compared tp 5.29 in the stores

    > (canada). You CAN do it but it takes a few months to get into the

    > swing.

    >

    > -::-.. )) -::-.

    > (`.)

    > `.. dj -::- .

    > ((. .. -::- .

    > -::- ((.*

    > ----- Original Message -----

    > From: Monika B.

    > To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    > Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 10:16 AM

    > Subject: Re: Budget101.com : How can I feed a family of 5 on $300 budget

    >

    >

    >

    > I tell people all the time to go to hillbillyhousewife.com.

    > You can feed your family for way less than $300 a month.

    > Okay, so break it down to $75 a week.

    > Go to the store only once a week. Make a menu for 1 week and see if

    > you can stick to it. Shop only with a list. Allow for snacks, but

    > make your own cakes and such.

    > Whole fryers or chicken quarters are wonderful and cheap.

    > You can take a whole chicken and cook it on the stove.

    > Debone it, make a pot of chicken and dumplings ( kids love this)

    > Take the leftovers and serve over mashed potatoes the next day with

    > vegies and biscuits. You have fed your family of 5 for $8 for 2

    > days!!

    > Hot dogs: My kids love these cut in half and fried and served with

    > scrambled eggs for breakfast and dinner.

    > Beef roast: Make in crockpot with carrots and potatoes. The next

    > day make a big pot of beef vegetable soup. Just use generic frozen

    > vegies ( your favorites ) and some kind of bean.

    > My kids beg for this.

    > Chili, very cheap to make, add lots of kidney beans, my kids will

    > eat this for 2-3 days.

    > Breakfast for dinner 2 nights a week. Pancakes and french toast are

    > a big hit here.

    > Spaghetti, very cheap and filling and good for a couple of days.

    > Brownie and cake mixes, generic, are cheap and better than store

    > bought snack cakes anyway.

    > A bag of generic popcorn is 99 cents and the kids love hot popcorn

    > for a snack.

    > After school snacks, jello with fruit, cake, brownies, a 33 cent

    > box of mac-n-cheese, hot dog, grilled cheese, fried egg

    > sandwich, fried bologna sandwich ( my son's favorites)

    > All of these are good for those summer lunches too.

    > Oh, and in my area all the elementary schools have free lunches for

    > kids 18 and under, I have one real close to me and my kids could

    > have free lunch every day. They may be hungry later, but, hey it

    > fills them up for a couple of hours and they get a healthy,

    > balanced meal with milk and get to see their friends.

    > Dollar tree: Don't be fooled by their food choices, you can get

    > cheaper at Wal-mart with generics!!

    > Wal-mart has a baked goods rack by the milk with their day-old

    > bakery items all marked down. Good for a treat for summer: Put

    > cake, cookies, donuts etc in fridge for at least 2-3 hours, Make

    > instant pudding and chill. Spoon pudding over bakery item. My kids

    > beg for this

    > Beans: Make in the crockpot and serve with cornbread, very

    > filling, full of protein. Can make into soup or chili, bean dip

    > or refried beans

    > Fried Ramen, one of my family's favorites.

    > Brown celery and onion in some margerine, make your noodles, drain

    > and fry in the margerine and celery and onion.

    > Great side dish and sooo cheap.

    > My kids love ramen noodle with hot dogs too.

    > Hope this helped!

    > Monika

    >

    > --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Cindy Sue Cindysioux@..."

    > <cindysioux@...> wrote:

    > >

    > > Another suggestion. Our local food bank allows you to come and

    > receive donations once a month. There are of course basic income

    > restrictions but many local food banks have similar a practice. Not

    > sure per say your particular situation or financial constraints but

    > this may be an option to consider. Also local food banks in

    > association with local thrift stores (second hand stores) offers up

    > day old bread for a meager donation. This is usually done weekly or

    > bi-weekly. You could mostly likely contact your local "community

    > action team" or local resource center and I am certain they could

    > point you in the right direction.

    > >

    > > COOLCATPANTHER <coolcatpanther62@...> wrote: Something else you

    > might want to try. Not sure if you qualify for, or what

    > > your feelings are on the subject though. Maybe you can see if your

    > kids

    > > qualify for free or reduced price lunches at school. Or see if you

    > can get

    > > food stamps. Maybe check out to see if there is a S.H.A.R.E. or an

    > > Angelfood Ministry thing near you to help reduce the cost of food.

    > >

    > >

    > >

    > > Posted by: "mkroom4trble" mkroom4trble@... mkroom4trble

    > > Date: Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:51 pm ((PDT))

    > >

    > > Can anyone suggest on how I can manage this? I have 300 to spend on

    > > grocery every month but I can't seem to make it last. Thanks.

    > >

    >

    >

    >

    >





    ----- End message from djcooks@gmail.com -----














  7. #7
    becky
    Guest

    Default How can I feed a family of 5 on $300 budget

    I've been watching this thread because we have a family of 5 too.

    My food expense for awhile was around $650. With a little effort I

    got it down to around $500 and now I'm working to get it even

    lower! I did realize I was always making too much for our

    dinners, and noone likes leftovers so things were thrown away

    alot. I buy the chicken breasts and tenders in the bags. I think

    its much cheaper this way. I make lots of chicken salads for my

    husband and I with the tenders, and give the kids some tenders too.

    Its a very inexpensive meal. I'm going to keep watching for more

    tips!







    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, mtmay@... wrote:

    >

    > We have 5 in our family too (as well as 2 dogs & a cat). Our food

    > budget has been WAY out of control - well over $500 last month.

    This

    > month has been much better, mainly because I've stopped going to

    the

    > store!

    > I'm making better use of the food that's in my freezer (sirloin

    cut

    > pork chops $1/lb, etc. when Albertson's has their great sales)

    and

    > only going to smaller stores for the rest of the stuff. I grab

    milk,

    > bread, tortillas & oatmeal at Dollar General because it is less

    > expensive than the convenience store but on my way home from work,

    and

    > I'm not tempted to buy a bunch of other stuff just because it is

    > there. I bought plums and oranges last Friday at a roadside stand

    > (never done that before).

    > Total this month, we've spent less between $50-75 on food for the

    family.

    > Now, I don't know what I'm going to do once I empty my freezer!

    >

    > Emily

    >

    > ----- Message from djcooks@... ---------

    > Date: Wed, 9 May 2007 17:28:59 -0400

    > From: Dj Evans-Rompen <djcooks@...>

    > Reply-To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    > Subject: Re: Budget101.com : How can I feed a family of 5 on

    $300 budget

    > To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    >

    >

    > > I am doing it now with a fam of 4 PLUS 3 dogs (70,60 and 20

    lbs), a

    > > cat a rat a parrot and a ferret. My 25 and 20 year olds moved

    out.

    > >

    > > The trick is to have a menu and stick to it as Monica sed. I

    use my

    > > crockpot a whole lot too. I also have a doe and buck (rabbits)

    who

    > > produce 6-10 babies for me for meat every 3 to 4 months.

    > >

    > > I make my own noodles, own bread and tortillas, and I freezer

    cook

    > > every month when I can. My kids eat homemad oatmeal cookies

    and

    > > popcorn as snacks as well as carrots and salad dressing for dip.

    We

    > > buy bulk ramen noodles and I make my own spice mixes and shake

    and

    > > bake. In the summer when its too hot to bake i go to the bread

    > > outlet (day olds) and get 2 for less than 1.

    > >

    > > I buy my milk at walmart cuz its 3.79 compared tp 5.29 in the

    stores

    > > (canada). You CAN do it but it takes a few months to get into

    the

    > > swing.

    > >

    > > -::-.. )) -::-.

    > > (`.)

    > > `.. dj -::- .

    > > ((. .. -::- .

    > > -::- ((.*

    > > ----- Original Message -----

    > > From: Monika B.

    > > To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    > > Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 10:16 AM

    > > Subject: Re: Budget101.com : How can I feed a family of 5 on

    $300 budget

    > >

    > >

    > >

    > > I tell people all the time to go to hillbillyhousewife.com.

    > > You can feed your family for way less than $300 a month.

    > > Okay, so break it down to $75 a week.

    > > Go to the store only once a week. Make a menu for 1 week and

    see if

    > > you can stick to it. Shop only with a list. Allow for snacks,

    but

    > > make your own cakes and such.

    > > Whole fryers or chicken quarters are wonderful and cheap.

    > > You can take a whole chicken and cook it on the stove.

    > > Debone it, make a pot of chicken and dumplings ( kids love

    this)

    > > Take the leftovers and serve over mashed potatoes the next day

    with

    > > vegies and biscuits. You have fed your family of 5 for $8 for 2

    > > days!!

    > > Hot dogs: My kids love these cut in half and fried and served

    with

    > > scrambled eggs for breakfast and dinner.

    > > Beef roast: Make in crockpot with carrots and potatoes. The

    next

    > > day make a big pot of beef vegetable soup. Just use generic

    frozen

    > > vegies ( your favorites ) and some kind of bean.

    > > My kids beg for this.

    > > Chili, very cheap to make, add lots of kidney beans, my kids

    will

    > > eat this for 2-3 days.

    > > Breakfast for dinner 2 nights a week. Pancakes and french

    toast are

    > > a big hit here.

    > > Spaghetti, very cheap and filling and good for a couple of

    days.

    > > Brownie and cake mixes, generic, are cheap and better than

    store

    > > bought snack cakes anyway.

    > > A bag of generic popcorn is 99 cents and the kids love hot

    popcorn

    > > for a snack.

    > > After school snacks, jello with fruit, cake, brownies, a 33

    cent

    > > box of mac-n-cheese, hot dog, grilled cheese, fried egg

    > > sandwich, fried bologna sandwich ( my son's favorites)

    > > All of these are good for those summer lunches too.

    > > Oh, and in my area all the elementary schools have free

    lunches for

    > > kids 18 and under, I have one real close to me and my kids

    could

    > > have free lunch every day. They may be hungry later, but, hey

    it

    > > fills them up for a couple of hours and they get a healthy,

    > > balanced meal with milk and get to see their friends.

    > > Dollar tree: Don't be fooled by their food choices, you can get

    > > cheaper at Wal-mart with generics!!

    > > Wal-mart has a baked goods rack by the milk with their day-old

    > > bakery items all marked down. Good for a treat for summer: Put

    > > cake, cookies, donuts etc in fridge for at least 2-3 hours,

    Make

    > > instant pudding and chill. Spoon pudding over bakery item. My

    kids

    > > beg for this

    > > Beans: Make in the crockpot and serve with cornbread, very

    > > filling, full of protein. Can make into soup or chili, bean dip

    > > or refried beans

    > > Fried Ramen, one of my family's favorites.

    > > Brown celery and onion in some margerine, make your noodles,

    drain

    > > and fry in the margerine and celery and onion.

    > > Great side dish and sooo cheap.

    > > My kids love ramen noodle with hot dogs too.

    > > Hope this helped!

    > > Monika

    > >

    > > --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Cindy Sue Cindysioux@"

    > > <cindysioux@> wrote:

    > > >

    > > > Another suggestion. Our local food bank allows you to come

    and

    > > receive donations once a month. There are of course basic

    income

    > > restrictions but many local food banks have similar a

    practice. Not

    > > sure per say your particular situation or financial

    constraints but

    > > this may be an option to consider. Also local food banks in

    > > association with local thrift stores (second hand stores)

    offers up

    > > day old bread for a meager donation. This is usually done

    weekly or

    > > bi-weekly. You could mostly likely contact your

    local "community

    > > action team" or local resource center and I am certain they

    could

    > > point you in the right direction.

    > > >

    > > > COOLCATPANTHER <coolcatpanther62@> wrote: Something else you

    > > might want to try. Not sure if you qualify for, or what

    > > > your feelings are on the subject though. Maybe you can see

    if your

    > > kids

    > > > qualify for free or reduced price lunches at school. Or see

    if you

    > > can get

    > > > food stamps. Maybe check out to see if there is a S.H.A.R.E.

    or an

    > > > Angelfood Ministry thing near you to help reduce the cost of

    food.

    > > >

    > > >

    > > >

    > > > Posted by: "mkroom4trble" mkroom4trble@ mkroom4trble

    > > > Date: Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:51 pm ((PDT))

    > > >

    > > > Can anyone suggest on how I can manage this? I have 300 to

    spend on

    > > > grocery every month but I can't seem to make it last. Thanks.

    > > >

    > >

    > >

    > >

    > >

    >

    >

    > ----- End message from djcooks@... -----

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  8. #8
    Kristina
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    Default How can I feed a family of 5 on $300 budget


    About a year ago we were spending about $600-$700 per month for a family of 6 (4 adults & 2 children), a cat & a great dane. In reviewing our budget and trying to trim it. Werealized that food was one of theareas that we couldcontrol. I found someone in myarea (NC) that is an expert (IMO) on couponing. Shewrote a book and offered classes. So I figured what did I have to loose, $10 for the cost of the class. So I went. Boy what a difference, I paid for the class in my 1st shopping trip using coupons (I spent $52.83, saved $71.38 for a 57% savings). We now spend about $275/month for the same number of people. I only buy about 5% of our food/non-food items from Wal-Mart. Last month we spentless than $10 @ Wal-Mart. We never eat generic foods because I can get the national brand for less. We have a stock pile of non-perishables and a deep freezer full that if we needed to stop buying food for at least a couple of months we could (except bread, milk & eggs). This has made a big difference in our lives. We are now able to apply more to our debt free plan, eat healthierand spend less time in the grocery store. I am now a believer in coupons. They aren't just a piece of paper to me, they are someone's money that I get to spend. )

    HTH
    Kristina

    If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17



 

 
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