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I Can't Afford to Buy Food

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 16 People

    Hunger

    So i moved into a new Boarding house last week I payed my bills my rent etc and guess what I don't have enough money to to even purchase food serious Seriously i've been living the past one and half week From Instant Noodles two bottles of Coke and tea I haven't experienced...
    AZNlooNaticMurdeReR AZNlooNaticMurdeReR 22-25 Jun 28, 2013

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    Poverty In the Uk

    My food bill used to be about £30 a week. Now suddenly it is £43.86 for the exact same items. Is this some kind of sick joke? Surprisingly, my income has not gone up by 46%. Should I just stop eating? I'm certainly not shopping at Sainsbury's again!
    WildLife2008 WildLife2008 70+, F 15 Responses Jun 20, 2008

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    I just balled my face off

    because I finally broke down to go to the food bank and they were closed when I got there. Looks like it's potatoes for the sixth meal in the last eight (I was feeling fancy two weeks ago tho and there's turnip in there too tho) I don't even know if they're going to be able to...
    AnxietyTurnsYouBad AnxietyTurnsYouBad 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    I Can't Afford to Live!

    My part-time job only gives me like 10 hours a week, I have been looking for full-time work but since I've put all my money into fixing my car just to get it running so I can find a decent job (because there is nothing within' walking distance), My car decides now it also wants...
    mikononeikan mikononeikan 26-30 Oct 7, 2008

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    I don't know how much longer I can go on. My throat is bleeding again, and I am unable to eat. I don't want to go on if I never get to talk with him again. I didn't even need to be...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    i seriously can't,i mean i burn eggs for god's sake,the only thing i'm good at is eating the food,not making it,i also find cooking utterly boring,it's the equivalent of watching...
    lifelesspie lifelesspie 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20

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