A really interesting article/advice column about sharing food expenses with roommates, and how that can start to break down.
How have you done food costs with roommates? I’ve done a lot of different styles:
- No sharing, everyone has their own food cabinet and things in the fridge
- Mostly no sharing, but occasionally roommate with a car/job at grocery store will buy bulk items and we’ll split equally by paying back that roomie
- Shared for all bulk item like oil, tofu, soy milk, beans, popcorn and paid for by a house fund that is a set amount each month ($50 I think)? and ordered whole sale (10 people in the house) by someone as their chore
- Shared for all food expenses, with a rotating group cooking schedule for dinners, paid for as part of rent, managed by someone as their house chore (30 people in the house, 100 people on the commune) - if you wanted something special (nice tea, beer, potato chips) you would buy it yourself