I spent over $400 yesterday. Primarily beans rice and pasts. No meat. No vegetables. No fruits. No dairy. I did get oils and seasonings. This will just barely feed my family of eight for the month. Ill spend another 150+ next week for fruits and veggies. Cant afford meat but I have a few chickens for eggs and two milk goats.
Up until a month ago we had four additional grandkids with us plus the two usual ones (the extras were here for 7-8 months). My wife is from a poorer Asian country and knows how to economize. So I’d say she was doing it for around $350-$400/month for all of them, although school lunches for some of them distort it as do my $3.45 breakfasts at BK every day and other occasional fast food meals. My wife goes heavy on the vegetables and fruits although sliced turkey is one of the big items also. We buy gallons of 2% milk for about $2.49 here. The meals for the extra kids couldn’t have been too bad, since the kids all gained weight from their former scrawny selves. Now that they have gone back we expect the healthful eating to cease and the ribcages to emerge again :<( Best wishes to your family.
I’m hearing a lot of ancedotal reports of doubling and tripling of grocery prices in the last two to three weeks. Any truth to this?