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These foodstamps just aren't cutting it!

Anonymous
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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!

Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:25 PM
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i_lovedyoufirst
by Gabriella (: on Dec. 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.
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tisaynababae
by Silver Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:27 PM
Where are you located? Are you buying formula with that?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 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
by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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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 2 on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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 FS are supposed to be a supplement, not your entire monthly food allowance!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Missouri and no.

Quoting tisaynababae:

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


Bird16_J
by Gold Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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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
by ~The Three B's~ on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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 Try doing meals without meat 3 or 4 nights a week

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Dec. 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.
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by Platinum Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:29 PM

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

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