Detroit's Food Economy

How Much Do You Spend on Food Each Week? - Results

February 6th, 2013




Our new series, "Back to Basics" explores the ways Detroit's Food Economy does, and does not, work for low income families with school age children. As part of our coverage, we wanted to know: How much do YOU spend on food each week?

Nearly 100 people responded to our poll. 72% of respondents identified as living in the suburbs. 32% of all respondents have children under 18 living at home. On average, parents (from the city & suburbs) spend an average of between $100 - $200 on groceries and $21 - $50 eating out each week. This is compared to people who do not have kids living at home, who spend an average of $51 - $100 on groceries and $21- $50 on eating out.

Listen to the Craig Fahle Show segment on listener shopping here.


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