I am trying harder to tighten up our budget here at home. We have a number of projects we would like to save money up to complete. I have also borrrowed from my Christmas fund and need to pay that back too. I made my menu for the next 16 days. My goal is to keep my budget at approximately $100/week to feed my family.
I stretched the period of time between grocery shopping trips. I started this weekend with 422.34 in the grocery budget. I am saving up some money to buy a case of ground beef at Sam’s soon. That usually costs over $100.00.
I bought the regular pack, mega meat pack and small ham at Fare For All. Fare For All is a cooperative food buying program open to everyone. Our Church is a Fare For All Express distributor, so I try to participate monthly in this program.
Grocery Shopping for 6/26/10
Fare For All – $42.00
Bread Thrift Store – $ 6.00
Aldi – $ 103.75
Cub Foods $ 52.52
Total Spent for 16 days – $204.27/16 = 12.77/day or 89.39/week