They needn't have bothered.
This is old news for anyone who lives in my peer group of income. I live like that all the time and have detailed on this blog the struggle to eat nutritional food and still stay healthy. What differentiates those in true poverty from those merely experimenting are certain assumptions:
- that one has a car for toodling around to get the best deals, usually in bulk;
- that one has a fully equipped kitchen;
- that one has a garden or balcony or other area from which one can grow one's own food and the tools with which to do it.
In Canada, income in the lowest decile category demands no more than a $1.00 day spent on food.
Let no one suppose there is no poverty in this country. It is all around us.