My car payment, which I am almost done with, is 379 a month. My insurance, a year ago with some sh*tty state agency, was 430ish. No the greatest driving record as I grew up.
So I make less of a sacrifice, food, to be able to move. I starved, not let myself die from lack of food. Small difference to some, big enough difference in the end. By eating cheap ramen or some soda crackers with some cheese twice a day I had enough strength to make it through three weeks of having almost zero to eat. The once a week meal my friend held for her extended family helped as well.
My family did not recieve food stamps when me and my dad busted our asses to keep us all going. I cannot say if he refused to get the help, he is prideful, or if we got denied. Either case, no food stamps for us. Simple foods like rice maybe some beans and whatever meat we had or could get. I acctually still enjoy rice with spam or vienna sausages.