put food on the table

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put food on the table

To earn enough money to provide the basic necessities for oneself and (often) one's family. With my hours at work being cut so dramatically, I just don't know how I'll be able to put food on the table. At the end of the day, as long as I'm putting food on the table, I don't care what kind of career I have.
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Incomes are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of living thats why so many Kiwis cant put food on the table. We should not be a country where more and more families need to go to food banks for the basics, says Carmel Sepuloni.