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  •  I am not bad off by any stretch , but (4+ / 0-)

    I have found myself not going out as much and learning how to cook from scratch. Also I have found myself not buying vegatables at Whole Foods(which I love) but going to the farmer's market nearby. I know first world problem but I have managed to cut my weekly grocery bill in half. Which helps in saving for a house and rainy day.

    •  here farmers market (3+ / 0-)

      produce costs more than grocery stores.

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      by KibbutzAmiad on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 04:02:44 PM PDT

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    •  For a year (1+ / 0-)
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      my husband and I kept the people fed in a small trailer park by "raiding" one local grocery store dumpster.

      Gives you a better idea of how much gets thrown away.   And why don't more stores donate to food banks?  Because one got sued once because someone found a syringe in a dumpster.

      •  Kicking this thread, When I worked as an assistant (0+ / 0-)

        night manager at a local Wendy's I made a deal with about 10 homeless guys, they were drunks not mentally ill, I told them that at the end of the shift if they didn't harass our clients I would cookup and give them all our leftovers.

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