Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Feeding a Family on Pounds 30 a Week

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Feeding a Family on Pounds 30 a Week

Article excerpt

Julie, who doesn't want her full name used, is a single mother-of-three on income support.

She lives in Benwell, Newcastle, with her children aged seven, five and two.

"I spend roughly about pounds 30 to pounds 50 a week on food, and tend to shop at Kwik Save as it's only half an hour's walk away.

"I look after my two-year-old all day so I don't get much time to shop and often just buy microwaveable meals, because they are quick and cheap.

"The children mainly eat chips and things like biscuits and cakes ( because you can get them cheap. I also buy tins of fruit salad rather than make a fresh fruit salad, because it is quicker and less expensive. I tend to just go to one supermarket to buy food, and find fruit, vegetables and meat very expensive.

"It's a problem for me because my five-year-old eats a lot so I am constantly buying food ( and I am a single parent on income support. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.