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Food Budget

In the inbox the other day came thePenny-Wise Eat Local Challenge from April 23 to April 29 to stick to the budget of an average American.
It stated that:

The Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics puts out some very detailed statistics about how much Americans spend on different parts of their budget. Part of that, obviously, focuses on food. The most recent data that they have published is from 2005, so we are going to use those dollar amounts for our challenge.1 person in the family, one wage earner: $68 a week2+ persons in the family, one wage earner: $121 a week2+ persons in the family, 2 wage earners: $144 a week2+ persons in the family, 3+ wage earners: $184 a week

So for those of you who are curious, here’s our food budget stats:
4 persons in the PTF family (+ 1 volunteer), 4+(?) wage earners: $100-$125 a week (winter) & $60-$80 (summer)
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  1. Nancy Kelly says:

    I’m actually surprised that your food budget is so high? Given that you probably raise most/all of your fruits and vegetables and eggs and eat no meat? Is it like vitamins and supplements that are expensive?