According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the cost to feed a family of four ranges from $146 to $289 per week. But these are just numbers. Compare them to what you spend per week and perhaps you'll have a different perspective. I did.

There are no luxuries at these levels. The food can be good and wholesome, but the treats and indulgences that we all enjoy don't make the cut. What boggles the mind is the stress and anxiety associated with having to live with a food budget as low as $146 per week.

You may contribute to a week (or partial week or several weeks) of food to feed a family of four here.