A Little Lesson in Economics

With Dear Hubby recovering from his heart surgery he is unable to work.  So that means we must look everywhere we can for help to make it through the next few months.  Cutting out his income is not something we can afford.

One of the things I did was go to the Salvation Army food pantry for help.  I know that what food we can get there will help us just that bit more.  But I was then thinking about how often people say that those that are low income are fighting obesity issues is due to their poor food choices.  It is not so.  It is that food that is low cost is not of the best for you.  You start looking for filling instead of best nutrition.

I can demonstrate by showing just what food is handed out to help a family of four for one month.

Now I am very thankful for this help.  I am only showing what is obvious though.  Here is the list of food.

2 loaves of white bread
1 package of bagels
1 bag of white rice
1 bag of pinto beans
1 package of spaghetti noodles
1 bag of corn flakes
1 package of butter cookies
1 jar of peanut butter
3 lunch box bags of potato chips
1 small can of tuna
3 lunch box size orange juice
3 lunch box size peaches
2 lbs of venison hamburger
1 roll of toilet paper
2 cans vegetarian beans 
2 cans green beans
2 cans spaghetti sauce
2 cans corn
2 cans apple sauce
2 cans fruit cocktail
1 can white potatoes
1 can chicken and stars soup

16 of the 36 items are starches. 10 are fruit. 6 are protein, 9 are single serving size and 1 is a non food product.  All of these item will help me and will be rotated into my meals.  But is this what you would pick for the healthy foods you want for your family.

Again I am THANKFUL FOR THE HELP!  It is greatly appreciate that the Salvation Army is willing to help us and other families out in times of need.  I am only showing this for educational reasons.

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