We have somehow managed to reach the hard-fought end of week 3 despite it all! If there is one thing the trials of the past few days have taught us is that we have become far too accustomed to the convenience of picking up food and drinks wherever we are, whenever we want and need them. Even with doctor appointments and medical tests scheduled, we are committing ourselves to devoting more time to planning and pre-planning for those just in case situations that may arise from time-to-time.
While out on errands today we happened upon a very local food bank and stopped by in the hope of talking to someone about the program. As luck would have it, they were closed for lunch at the time. Awkwardly taped to the front door was a list of requirements to be considered for assistance through the organization. The forcefully written statement was full of misspelled words (we’re talking 3-4 words that were barely recognizable). It was eye-opening for sure; I personally had never realized that you might have to prove that you were hungry to get food from a food bank.
I wish I could say that I am becoming more hopeful as this challenge goes on but the opposite is true. The food scarcity issue in this country is overwhelming and there’s not a lot we can do about it. What we can do is help to teach people how they can live better on less, how they can grow their own and how to cook great food from scratch.
|flour||(3) 5lb bags||3.24||cup||.06|
|drink mix||5 packets||.55||each||.11|
|C: Coupon||P: Price Match||R: Reduced||D: Damaged||receipt link|
LOAF OF SOURDOUGH BREAD: $.68
grilled cheese on sourdough
cereal with milk
NOTE: We noted yesterday that the milk is out of date and still good, so we are making an effort to use it before it spoils.
PITCHER OF TEA: $.61
breaded tilapia filets
- Consumed Today: 8.63 [+0.37 for the day]
- Consumed To Date (week): 33.49 [+21.81 for the week]
- Consumed To Date (month): 93.95 [+86.05 for the month]
- Spent To Date: 208.48
- Remaining Balance: $70.70