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Organizations in South Florida offer free food distribution for families needing help. Some sites provide drive-through pickups, while others offer doorstep deliveries for eligible participants. Food distributions are in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach. Often the organizations accept volunteers and donations. This list is periodically revised to reflect new distribution sites. It’s wise to phone …

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Shop for fresh produce, prepared foods, vintage treasures, art, decor and other items from South Florida vendors, farmers and artisans at the many farmers’ markets and vendor fairs in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The South Florida farmers markets and vendor fairs often include opportunities for extra fun and entertainment like yoga, live music, …

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Labor Day is a big sale day for meat producers, which is a win for anyone who plans to barbecue the ever-popular hamburger on the holiday. Ground beef is averaging $5.72 a pound, up 5.9% compared to Labor Day a year ago, according to marketing company Food Market. If you find it for less, you’re …

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Amazon Prime will begin delivering Whole Foods’ 365 branded products. That includes more than 3,500 items, most of them pantry staples. The company boasts, “365 products that go the extra mile when it comes to sourcing, worker and animal welfare and supply chain transparency.” As you can see from the chart below, the prices aren’t …

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If you get help paying for food at the grocery store, you’re not alone. More than 13% of Florida residents receive food assistance via the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). About 60% of them are people older than 55; another 47% are families with children. (It adds up to more than 100% because some …

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Two years ago, Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery chain in terms of revenue, took on Publix, Florida’s top grocer. Yes, many Floridians are loyal to Publix, but according to Kroger, about half of them were Kroger shoppers before they moved here. Kroger has launched the assault without opening a single store. It’s all about delivery. …

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Hello, I’m Jennie Phipps, a wife, mother of two grown sons who I raised as a single mom, and now the grandmother of three. I’ve done a lot of grocery shopping in my life. My memory is clear of the days shortly after my grocery run when my sons stood in front of the fridge …

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With most of us spending more time at home, ordering groceries online is more important now than ever however, this could pose a problem for those less experienced with this service. First you visit the store’s website and need to create an account. A majority of the services require downloading an app like Instacart or …

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Living on the CheapMiami on the Cheap is a member of Living on the Cheap, a network of websites published by frugalistas, journalists and consumer advocates. Find practical advice on saving money on groceries, travel and shopping, plus tips from our experts on how to live the good life for less at Living on the Cheap.

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