In Reply to: Food is always an issue posted by Acheick on July 31, 2002 at 16:00:44:
It would be interesting to put the numbers to the minimum required food for a month for one young person. I picked $20 out of the hat because the IRS says $42, and I knew that was for business people eating in restaurants.
You still have to take the local market into consideration. A dozen eggs costs more in San Francisco than in Tyler, Texas.
Then put all the "ifs" to it. If they aren't going to provision, and if they aren't going to live with old guy, and if they aren't going to go on assistance (food stamps, etc)... If they were just going to go it all alone. What would a reasonably healthy diet cost per day?
I'm totally out of touch with any of this, since I've been buying food for 3-5 people for over 20 years. I do remember the days when Jane and I could buy groceries, including disposable diapers for two babies for $50 per week. Those days are certainly long gone.