If cash is tight, you can buy bulk 3 Star mince for only a few dollars a kilogram. It might have a bit more fat in it than the more expensive stuff, but just cook it up, and skim off the fat – easy!
For only 89c you can pick up enough rice noodles to feed your family, especially when mixed with some mixed vegetables and a tomato based sauce. Rice noodles are much cheaper than other varieties. For the very best price, try your local Asian supermarket!
Easy rice noodle dishes:
Seeking Other Help to Feed Your Family
So you’re in a bind and don’t see a way to feed your family for a longer period of time. Where can you go to get help? Seek out your local Food Bank – many areas have them where you can pick up a box full of staples for your household.
The quantity of the box will usually depend on your current situation, but they will never send anyone away without something. So if you need bread, milk, cereal for the kids etc, give your local food bank a call or visit. Most local charities will be able to tell you where the nearest one is located.