Try a church or make friends at a mom & pop grocery or small restaurant. But make friends first. Maybe do some volunteer work at a church and see what turns up. Ditto for fine restaurants & their back doors. Also try the bakery outlets. Food can only keep so long.
During the Great Depression, my grandparents never turned away someone who came to the back door asking for food.
Finally, get some beans, eggs, those chicken and beef broth cubes and milk. Make soup with the beans & broth and boil the eggs. Cut the milk a little but it’ll still taste good.
Start a barter gig. Think of something you can trade for food. 1 hour’s work, maybe 2. Could be work a day’s food.
Find coupons. Use them.
THis is when we help each other, folks.
I swear half the population doesn’t know how to even COOK anymore....except to put it in the microwave
Dad taught us how to garden, even using the alley for growing okra. He taught us how to call up quail and shoot them with a .22.
I remember my Grandmother churning butter in the kitchen at her house out in the piney woods of East Texas. We'd go get eggs from the chicken coop every day.
I try to instill these things in my kids (daughter 9, son 7). I want them to be indepentant as we were taught. My brothers and I are a generation from the past. I wish more were...