My husband is out of work and like 12 % Americans... he is still unemployed. We have cut our budget to the bare necessities. No more cable TV... ( well watch chicken TV!) No eating out No shopping for un necessary stuff..... No more second car But we are really a lot happier. - we have been growing our own food (chicken and beef / goats for milk if we need it. I am louse at gardening we have had a drought...) Problem I need ideas to save more money and spend less. What suggestions for getting wholesale food for basics in 50 lb bags... where is a good place or does anyone have ideas? I want to stock up on 1) Oatmeal 2) Flour 3) Beans and Rice 4) Noodles 5) Tomatoes and tomato sauces and other stuff I figure that if each few weeks I get large bags of stuff this will cut the budget even more. (plus if all chaos hits we can be a stocked up anyway...) all ideas to economize are really appreciated! Please? any ideas/advise to streach my budget?