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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 09:11 AM

5. That's an extra week of food for some people

I looked up California and found:

As of October 1, 2019, the maximum monthly allotment for a one-person household in California is $194, for a two-person household $355, for a three-person household is $509, for a four-person household is $646


We tend to be pretty frugal with groceries. I think we both got it from our parents, as we both grew up poor working class. My mom was that woman with the five inch thick coupon book you dreaded getting behind at check out. Now, every Wednesday, I make a list in the Safeway app looking at what's on sale (we have so much cheese this month, lol - It was $1.47 for Lucerne, then cream cheese was 3 for $5). We go there and Costco weekly, then TJ's maybe once a month. Between the two of us, I want to say we spend about $250-300 a month. And that's with things like a $14 bag of almonds and $4 a loaf keto bread I use.

We could do a lot of damage with another $89. Two dozen eggs are $4 at Costco. You can get a loaf of bread at Safeway for $2 or less. Mix in places like Trader Joe's with 99 cent pasta bags, etc.

Of course, this all assumes you're not living in a food desert, which is a whole other problem for many of the poor.

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