Since early November, we’ve been feeding an oatmeal breakfast to Occupy Tampa for around $5.00 per day.  Here’s how:

Make 30 cups of oatmeal – 20 cups of water, 10 cups of 5 minute oatmeal, 4 tablespoons of salt, 4 tablespoons of butter, 1/2 pint of half & half; bring water & salt to a boil, add oatmeal and boil for 5 minutes, then add butter & half & half.  Serve w/ plastic spoons & bowls with brown sugar & raisins.  Costs are based on buying from local Costco & cooking near the Occupy Tampa site.  Ten lb oatmeal (180 meals) – $7.50, 4.5 lb raisins (240 meals) - $7.75, 7 lb brown sugar (210 meals) - $8.00, 500 spoons (500 meals) - $7.50, 300 bowls (300 meals) – $7.50, lb butter (240 meals) – $2.00, qt half & half (240 meals) – $1.95 .  Works out to $0.18 per bowl.  Pictures tomorrow