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Feed Your Family of Four for $4 a Day
Keep your family fed during lean times. Serve up to 3 wholesome meals and 2 snacks per person (a total of 12 meals and 8 snacks) for $4 a day. Learn how! Includes valuable resources and much more.

Here's what readers have to say:

This is a gem of a book...

Larry Stillwell

"As director of Fauquier Community Food Bank, ... I hope more donors will help us provide these books to all of our clients."

Roland Serrano, Director, The Fauquier Community Food Bank

"...I highly recommend this book to all of those who need to stretch their food budgets as well as to professionals and volunteers who work with individuals who find themselves in these circumstances..."

Edward V. Jones, co-author of "These are Our People...Life Stories of 24 People Served at The Fauquier Community Food Bank

"...it is possible to "tighten your belt" for a little while and stay healthy..."

Patricia Norton

"I like this book for its boots-on-the-ground practicality..."

Many thanks from, “I can do this”, in upstate NY