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Re: “The Food Stamp Challenge

I'm a working mom, household of 4(including husband). Over income for foodstamps. Have never considered applying. After I pay housing, (shelter, utilities, property taxes, insurance)Daycare, school lunch, medicail insurance premiums and deductibles, transportation expenses etc. My household food budget maximum is 400.00 per month. Goal is to spend less so can have money for children to play ball, presents etc. Trick is to buy monthly in bulk rather than weekly or daily buy sale items, reduced meats, freeze leftovers into lunch size portions, always have stables that carry over month to month so that main items last from sale to sale. 10 lbs of potatoes will go a long way as does 10 1bs of ground beef and chicken thighs. You can have fresh salad regularly once you have your stables you will have money for a head of lettuce a bag of carrots, green peppers etc. and you stock up on dressing when it is on sale. It is a matter of planning. And though I don't do it much now...seeds to grow fresh vegetables are very inexpesive and an allowable foodstamp item.

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Posted by JE on 06/04/2007 at 9:15 AM


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