I have done some extensive research and have some pointers for you on either: A) saving money on your food bills, or B) showing you how you can afford more food so you can eat your way up to a lean weight at a bigger weight class, or C) both of the above. Some are common sense but I promise all of you will learn a thing or two from this article.
I also went to eight different grocery stores in the northeast Ohio area and compared costs of some of the staples in a good bodybuilding/strength-building diet. Although prices vary regionally and seasonally this gives us a good gauge of which places in your area you may be overlooking. I think you will find some interesting patterns emerge.