The $20 Grocery Budget


There have been many times in my life, especially when I was younger, that I found myself with a very small grocery budget. Even as low as $20 at times. This feeling of food insecurity is incredibly stressful. For many people this is a daily reality and when you find yourself in it, you wonder what you should buy when you only have $20 for food to feed your family for the week. Here are some ways i have learned to stretch The $20 Grocery Budget as far as possible and what can be purchase at the store to provide good meals for our neighbors in need.

And, we can fill a bag of groceries for a much lower price* than you would pay at the grocery store. We purchase quality foods in bulk amounts at a significantly reduced price. Your donation provides:

Just Giving $20 Can Provide A Bag Of Grocery

The $20 Grocery Budget-

Use these tips for what to buy when Donating to Hope 1 Ministries Food Donation Drive. so we can stretch a $20 grocery budget for the week.

Beans – Beans provide a great source of protein and are filling. And they can be used in so many ways from rice and beans to wrapped in tortillas for a bean burrito. If you happen to have any meat in your freezer, you can add beans to any dish to stretch the meat out further as well. To get more for your money, opt for dry beans and the skip cans.

Rice in Bulk– Rice is another good filler that provides a great source of grain. Rice can be added to other things to create casseroles, soups, and wraps. You can buy several pounds of rice for less than $2 in the bulk section of most stores and a little goes a long way.

Canned Tomato Puree- I buy this all the time for many things and at places like Costco, you can get a gallon can of it for around $3. You can make a huge pot of spaghetti sauce or chili and use the leftovers for another meal.

Oats in Bulk – Buying quick oats in bulk is a great way to have a filling breakfast every morning and it is super low cost as well. Jazz it up with some maple syrup, brown sugar, raisins, or fresh fruit if you have any. Learn how to donate food

Your impact: $20 = 1 week of grocery

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Every dollar you give will help us provide meals to families in need through the Hope 1 Ministries Food Program.

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

John Holmes