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Stretching Your Food Dollars

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Planning Your Food Budget

Step 2. How much money do you need to add to Food Stamps (if you receive them) to feed your family for a month? Here’s an example:

food calculations

In this example, Sharon spends $75 a week on food, which totals $300 for the month. She gets $154 each month in Food Stamps, so she needs $146 in cash each month to feed her family.

Read on for Step 3.