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April 14, 2011


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Well shrimp has more than doubled since the accident in the gulf of Mexico. My family relies on mostly protein and veggies because of wheat and corn intolerance. Our bill is always higher than standard because we don't buy bread or sugars unless it is a special occasion. With the cost of food and gas going up we have had to start eating a lot more rice and even skipping meals. We ran out of food entirely between checks this month. We used to be able to feed our family on about $300/month and now it costs more like $500. That may not seem like a lot to some,it is for us. My husband commutes an hour to work, so our gas is high and is nearly $500/month as well. Those two alone are 1/3 of our income..

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