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      we have a family of 7 here. We have dropped our grocery billed considerably. We were spending close to $1200 a month.

      My husband had gastric bypass surgery last month and eats minimal meals. A large portion of our previous months bill was meat items. my husband was a big meat lover. Over 40% of our bill was meat.

      We’ve reduced that down to 15% of our bill now. My kids and myself our not big meat eaters and we’ve been buying more pasta and fruit and vegetables.

      — On Sat, 7/26/08, T. Hembree wrote:

      From: T. Hembree
      Subject: : Re:Dollar Amount for Grocery Budget
      Date: Saturday, July 26, 2008, 10:31 pm

      Hey there,
      We have a family of 8 and we are currently trying to stick with 800 per month or 200$ per week, whichever works….This means no extras and going without alot of stuff….We are down from our original figure of 2000$ per month! Not sure if we will hit our goal this month or not! Anxious to hear from more big families out there and how you do it!!!

      >i’m still trying to set up a more definite budget and would like some
      >examples to compare my grocery spending to. for those of you with a
      >budget already in place, what dollar amount do you allot for groceries
      >on a weekly/monthly basis, and how many people are included.thanks to
      >ll for the input!

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