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Curious to know what people budget for groceries. We are a family of seven and I struggle to stay under 700 a month.

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Asked by elizabeth5 at 11:33 AM on Nov. 1, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Our family consists of myself, My SO, & my two DDs.. We spend under $520 a month.

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 11:34 AM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • We are a family of 4 right now with my other two grown adults kids stopping to eat once in a while and I spend around $800.

    Answer by older at 11:35 AM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • 2 adults, 5 kids and 3 dogs, and we spend about 800 dollars a month, now that is tax free at the military commissary with 200 dollars worth of coupons. In the civilain world we would spend about 1200 dollars or more a month.

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 11:38 AM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • We are a total of 6& manage to spend about $500-$600, i dont always buy name brand food. i buy walmarts generic& try to cook simple stuff, when we feel like going out to eat instead of spending like 50-100 i go out& make a good meal for under $30& we end up w/leftovers.

    Answer by gabby06 at 11:41 AM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • 2 adults and a toddler, and I'd say we spend at least $600/month, but we also eat a lot of organic foods and we go to the farmer's market.

    Answer by musicpisces at 11:41 AM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • Family of 5, and we spend about $350 per month, sometimes less. This is ALL food, including eating out (which we don't do very often) and the kids' school lunches.

    Answer by Fawn80 at 11:42 AM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • Family of 3. We were spending $100-200 a month, until I applied for food stamps. Now we have $350 a month.

    Answer by ohbladi at 11:49 AM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • 3 adults, 2 kids. All groceries,cleaning supplies and paper products...averages $600 a month

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 11:58 AM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • Try sittin down a writing out a menu. Like what your gonna cook for the next 2 weeks. and only get the food you need from the menu. Cuts out of buyin extra food or junk food you dont need. It seems to be working for me now. I've been doing that for about 1-2 months now. I never leave without my menu so I dont over buy

    Answer by jbond83 at 12:00 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • Family of five, Between 700-800 a month. That's food, cleaning and everything

    Answer by arenad at 12:01 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

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