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Help!! How much does it cost you to pack your childs lunch? Seriously need help

My ex has lied to the child support division on how much he makes and had it lowered. I am going to get $400 a month less. I'm taking him to court....but I need a list of day to day costs for the kids. As of right now my kids buy lunch (before it was reduced) paying $4.00 a day for both. They are probably going to pack next year, but I need a guess on how much it will cost to present to the judge. What's your average per week?

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Asked by 3galsmomma at 2:09 AM on May. 29, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • I would guess it would cost around $3-$5 dollars a day for a packed lunch

    Answer by ronjwake at 2:15 AM on May. 29, 2009

  • Here, around $2.50/$3 a day.

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:21 AM on May. 29, 2009

  • Also...he's going to have to prove what he earns...if he pays taxes on his earnings it will bite him in the butt. Under the table payments will also bite him because you can always sic the IRS on him.

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:22 AM on May. 29, 2009

  • loaf of bread $2.50 (should last for 5 days of school)
    2 packs of meat ($6.00) or 1 peanut butter jar (2.50)
    1 pack cheese (3.50)
    1 large bag of chips (3.50) may last 2 weeks
    1 bag of carrots (2.50) may last 2 weeks
    juice in reusable themos or tuppeware bottle

    $14-18.00 / week
    about $3.00/day


    Answer by mybabies at 3:08 AM on May. 29, 2009

  • ^^ mybabies, if she buys off-brands, it could go down to about half that. :) And if some of the meals are leftovers, and whatnot, it'll go down more.

    Answer by oh__you at 3:32 AM on May. 29, 2009

  • We homeschool, but I just figured around $3.50/kid/day.

    Answer by SarahColbert at 9:09 AM on May. 29, 2009

  • It depends on what you feed them. Do you send juiceboxes or a reusable bottle of water? Do you send a thermos with soup, veggies and a homemade cookie or do send a prepackaged lunch?
    I have a great list of bagged lunches; send me a note if you would like a copy.

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:20 AM on May. 29, 2009

  • If it costs you $4.00 a day to buy for 2 kids then it would cost the same or maybe a little more to pack everyday.

    Food is high and you need to pack a well balanced meal for them.

    Answer by Tinamarie79 at 10:37 AM on May. 29, 2009

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