When most Americans that are struggling financially are asked to identify the area they struggle with the most as it pertains to budgeting, most will very quickly point towards food spending. This isn’t exactly shocking considering the USDA released a report stating that the average family of 4 in America spends just under $1200 per month on food, while the average rent for that same family is only $992 per month.
If $1200 per month were the true cost to survive in America, there would be no problem with this number, however, Americans also collectively throw away $165 billion worth of food annually.
That’s a lot of waste and it demonstrates that we are not being intentional when it comes to food spending. Here are some very practical ways to get intentional and in control of your monthly food bill.