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To: Winstons Julia
668.00 for a family of four is more than I have ever had to spend on food. My son has a family of 7 plus 2 in laws and numerous college kids that hang out at their house. They spend around 500 per month.

Stand behind one of these recipients in the grocery line and you will know why they can't manage to last the month out.

9 posted on 11/28/2011 1:53:39 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Coldwater Creek

My daughter and her 2 kids just moved out. That made 5 in the house for 3 mnths. I bought all the groceries and was spending about $450 a month. Of course that was nothing but food, no extras, and we cook. I bet she spent $300 on sodas and snacks though, so that is where the extra costs come in.


17 posted on 11/28/2011 2:11:00 PM PST by sheana
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To: Coldwater Creek
I know of a couple that were getting $400 a month in food stamps. They bought whatever they wanted. Husband would call the wife "I want catfish tonight". Wife would say "But I'm ALREADY making this..." Hubby would say "I don't care, I want catfish". Then he'd stop at the store and pay the market price for catfish.

WHILE ON FOODSTAMPS!!!

I make what most would consider a good income, and I shop sales ALL the time. I spend about $225-$250 a month for 2 people. And I feel I eat pretty darn good.

Bacon or sausage and eggs for breakfast, maybe pancakes or homemade waffles w/ real maple syrup. A fair amount of beef and pork roasts (which I love). A handful of skillet dishes with ground beef. Minute steaks or round steaks.

I bought 1/2 a cow in the spring for $4 a lb.
$4 is expensive hamburger or chuck roast, but its real cheap porterhouse and sirloin.

I buy maple syrup by the gallon up in Wisconsin. $38 for a gallon vs $17 for a quart in the store. Tastes better too.

I've got lazy, worthless relatives who play the welfare system. They get food stamps AND rotate through the area food banks each month.

I shop by whats on sale and cook what I have on hand. (Most of the time I can eat what I want, because I already have on hand what I need. All bought on sale)

First I work to make the money. Then I work again, shopping the sales, to get the most of MY MONEY.

Of course, I guess you could say that "working" the handout system is work also.

25 posted on 11/28/2011 2:35:08 PM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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