Hunger Action Month

Saturday, September 20, 2008

$24.70 and counting...

I just came back from the grocery store where I did my "reconaissance". I went down the aisles with my notebook in hand and recorded prices. Then I came home and added it up. I'm at $24.70 without tax - and with no fruits and vegetables.

While I was at the store I ran into my State Representative. She's taking the challenge with us - and we compared notes standing the aisle. She told me that oatmeal is 2 for1 - but only through today. I pointed her toward the big bags of pasta that are 88 cents. We agreed that fruits and vegetables will be a luxury.

Here's a cruel twist - I don't think I have ever thought so much about food as during this time period where it is clear I will have to go without.

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