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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!

Replies

  • i_lovedyoufirst
    December 30, 2012 at 3:26 PM
    Do you meal plan?
    My friend who has a family of 8 gets 1,000. & she still manages to have enough to buy food to cook & make for people who can't afford it.
  • tisaynababae
    December 30, 2012 at 3:27 PM
    Where are you located? Are you buying formula with that?
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    December 30, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    I've tried but can never seem to stick to it.

    Quoting i_lovedyoufirst:

    Do you meal plan?
    My friend who has a family of 8 gets 1,000. & she still manages to have enough to buy food to cook & make for people who can't afford it.


  • army_wifey_06
    December 30, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Meal plan ans use coupons. We don't receive fs but we are a family of 4 and spend $400 a month.

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    December 30, 2012 at 3:28 PM

     FS are supposed to be a supplement, not your entire monthly food allowance!

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    December 30, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Missouri and no.

    Quoting tisaynababae:

    Where are you located? Are you buying formula with that?


  • Bird16_J
    December 30, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    hmmm we're a family of 7 and can do less than 600 bucks a month for food (our own money) Like the pp said plan meals look for sales things like that and coupon if you can as well

  • mommy_me
    December 30, 2012 at 3:28 PM

     Try doing meals without meat 3 or 4 nights a week

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    December 30, 2012 at 3:29 PM
    Meal plan, coupon and buy cheap as you can. My family only gets $340 and we're a family of 5. We make do doing what I suggested.
  • squeekers
    December 30, 2012 at 3:29 PM

     we have a family of 3 and I get $55/mo.

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