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These foodstamps just aren't cutting it!
by Anonymous
December 30, 2012 at 3:25 PM

We are a family of six and are receiving $672 a month in foodstamps. While that may seem like a lot to some of you, food is more expensive now and I can't get the foodstamps to last the whole month. I need some tips please!


  • winkyloafer
    December 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    I feel you. These just aren't doing it for us at all!

  • kngarber
    December 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM
    We love rice and beans. I add some pico in it....yum.

    Quoting UpstateAnnette:

    Food is expensive.  We eat rice and beans once a week. Potato bean soup is good too and cheap.  I just boil some potatoes with  a little left over chicken and the leftover stock, add a can of beans, a few carrots and add in whatever left over veggies you have in the fridge.  It makes an affordable and yummy dinner.  If you buy 1 whole chicken you  can have roasted chicken on night one,  Chicken in a rice or pasta dish on the second night and the potato bean soup on the third night.  We have breakfast for dinner-scrambled eggs n toast or pancakes.  

    Tonight we are having scalloped potatoes n ham for dinner made with the leftover ham from Christmas. 

  • mattiehatter
    December 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM


  • Anonymous 14
    by Anonymous 14
    December 30, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Im sorry your free money I'm paying for isn't covering all those kids.

  • nikabear
    December 30, 2012 at 3:39 PM
    Meal plans, store sales, meat stores, generic brands, coupons. Go to the store once a week and stop trying to buy everything at once. Buy staples; bread, milk, potatoes, rice, can goods, butter, cheese, flour, sugar.
  • Lorelai_Nicole
    December 30, 2012 at 3:39 PM
    Wow. We're a family of 7 and get by on less than that. (In money, not FS.)
  • D.O.E.
    by D.O.E.
    December 30, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    agreed!!!! and your digestive system will thank you too!!!

    Quoting mommy_me:

     Try doing meals without meat 3 or 4 nights a week

  • kandi2100
    December 30, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    well your lucky im a family of 6 and they are only giving us 350!!! which lasts about 2 weeks =( and we are below guidelines

  • Lorelai_Nicole
    December 30, 2012 at 3:41 PM
    Shop sales, clip coupons, price compare/match. Plan your meals a week at a time so you can budget.
  • Anonymous 15
    by Anonymous 15
    December 30, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    My cousin used to get $850 or so for a family of 6.  She had so much food.

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