For November 2006, the USDA's "Thrifty Plan" for a family like mine of three men and one woman, is $571. Wow, that seems like an awful lot of money for groceries to me. Or is it just that I'm so accustomed to spending less that it seems too high? Granted, we live in an area with a lower cost of living but I work hard to buy and cook on a very limited budget.
Anyway, the USDA's info is here for those who haven't seen it:
I'd like to know what others think of the federal government's ideas on how much money it takes to feed a family.
USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food
January 24th, 2007 at 02:27 am