Question: I have only £1 to buy food for 7 days. what should buy?
Serious question. I'm in my unplanned overdraft so my card has been blocked. I have no access to any money. My case has been taken up by the CAB and I'm hoping they can help me. I'm on JSA and in 7 days time I will get £100 through in cash form to last me 2 weeks. I will need this mainly to pay off bills. For now, I have been accepted for a food parcel with the CAB but they haven't got back to me. In my house I have 3 rashers of bacon, a small head of brocolli, 5 lasange sheets, sweet corn, half a loaf of brown bread, a pack of noodles and seasonings and spices. But nothing else. I also have my 13 month old nephew with me as my brother went on holiday for a week. I didn't realise how expensive baby food was and this is what has made me go into debt. I have made sure there is enough food for baby but there's no enough for me.
I have found £1 in my purse and was wondering what I should buy to maximise its value. I'm hoping to go at the end of the day when they reduce stuff to pennies but if there's nothing reduced what do u recommend?
Your brother was irresponsible to the point of negligence to leave a young child with you without providing for the child and making sure you knew how to look after him. There is no need to buy special 'baby food' for a 13 month old child.
He was especially negligent as judging from your other questions you are suffering from depression (though many of your questions contradict each other as to your exact circumstances and whereabouts)
It's not clear from your questions whether your parents are currently in Scotland or Australia, but if this question is genuine then it is time to throw yourself on their mercy and ask that they care for their grandchild until your brother can return from holiday (which he should do without delay), and that they help you out
pasta, rice etc. buy stuff that's filling but cheap(obviously :))
get as much reduced priced vegetables as you can and make everything you have into a vegetable stew.
You can have it with bread, noodles, maybe a lasagna for a couple of days, make sure you finish the bread in between times for an additional day or two.
If you're near me, come round and help me clean you'll get dinner and maybe even a beer
lunch meat ? since you have bread ?
Hi! I would buy beans as they are 1. cheap 2. contain both protein and carb and you can add bacon to them. 3. and they are very filling. Also you can have them as soup again with or without bacon, with or without some broccoli added, or you can mash them and fry them and spread them on the bread as a sandwich. Best of luck to you!
Here, there's tons of foodbanks and aid outreach programs.
I can't imagine the UK doesn't have such things.
Are you in a city?
Do you have close friends?
Can you offer to do housework and chores for someone?
And, get that kid out of there and in the care of more stable relatives!
It's the responsible thing to do.
But, the cheapest thing to do is often rice and beans.
You'll get bored of it quickly.
But, you can stretch it a long time.