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These foodstamps just aren't cutting it!

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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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smalltowngal
by Gold Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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Soups. They go far and you can make them with cheaper cuts of meat. Throw in beans, potatoes or pasta to help make them fuller. You can often make a huge pot of soup for less than $5 that you could probably get 3 meals out of for your family of 6. 

myperfect4inok
by Gold Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:29 PM
I'm a family of six and shop on $350-$400 a month. It can be done. Shop sales and coupon.
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paigesmommy5264
by Silver Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:29 PM

 I get $589 for a family of 4, I have learned to just budget the best I can to make it last.. approx $140 a week. Technically they arent supposed to cover ALL your food cost anyways..

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:29 PM
This is a good idea too considering how expensive meat is.

Quoting mommy_me:

 Try doing meals without meat 3 or 4 nights a week

angelachristine
by Platinum Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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LiliM
by Platinum Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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You need to plan your meals, and budget, and not deviate.

Food stamps are not meant to be your entire budget, so plan to contribute some of your own funds.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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We are a family of 5 who do just fine on 300 a month. We do not get FS, we are just very careful, use coupons, and stock up on sale items.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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Are you kidding me right now? 600+ dollars isn't enough for you? This is why people bash those that do recieve FS, because of people like you! Our cupboards are bare and do you know how much we get in FS? A bit fat 0!!

Mrs.Blake12
by Bronze Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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Thats crazy..where do you shop and what kinds of foods does your family eat?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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Yea, get a fucking job

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