Making meals in a hotel while living there?

My parents-in-law both were recently laid off from their jobs. There is no work out there. They are over qualified or under qualified for the few positions that do exist. Before anyone starts calling them lazy they worked 12 hour days in factories for most of their lives. They lost their apartment because the rent went up and they couldn't afford it. She worked for the complex and got a discount. There was no way they could swing $500 more a month. After trying a lot of places, no one would take them because they were unemployed. Being left with no other options they chose a hotel to homelessness. The found one with a good rate that was less than their apartment before plus all utilities. Plus they can pay weekly instead of monthly. However there is no kitchen or fridge. They have a cooler and I can make some stuff for them. We live over an hour away and I can't all the time. We are students and fairly broke and they are broke. What are some good cheap meal ideas that don't have to be refrigerated or cooked? So far I have: Fruit, oatmeal (coffee pot for hot water), pb&j\ Any ideas? We live in a dorm on campus, so we can't all live together. We get it through financial aid. We get kicked out if we have visitors after hours even. Family does help each other, but us all having no where to live helps no one.

Asked By: jackknive - 8/2/2009
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They can use the computers at the library for free if they do not have one they can also post an ad for a 2 burner hot plate mini refrigerator and microwave on Craig's list for free . If they were both working until recently , how is it they have absolutely nothing ? after all these years ? no coffee pot ? no... More
Answered By: tina k - 8/2/2009
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boiled eggs, tuna
Answered By: Angel - 8/2/2009
you can make your own breakfast when you wake up it happened to me when I was in Japan as a holiday. :D They're amazing! :P
Answered By: Sith Lord - 8/2/2009
Vienna Sausages Crackers
Answered By: Art - 8/2/2009
microwave? toaster oven? hot plate? electric skillet? you can find these at most goodwill stores, or even try your local craigslist, they have a free section on there, always see people giving away microwaves mini fridges and stuff like that, I just scored a matching fridge and electric stove for free! i see them all... More
Answered By: elfin420 - 8/2/2009
SPAM? (Please don't report my answer for abuse. I refer the spiced HAM in a can.)
Answered By: DaveZ - 8/2/2009
i sm so sorry to hear about your in-laws. as far as convince; cup of noodles and kraft easy mac cups, Lipton's dry soup, just add water to these.any bread/pastry, they could get pretty creative, for example combining easy mac with a can of tuna and a can of veg. tuna casserole. check your local thrift stores for a... More
Answered By: Heather - 8/2/2009
Do you not have a home that they can share with you and your husband. It is not right to even mention the 1 hour difference here. A family can and should sacrifice anything for one another.
Answered By: Beryllium - 8/2/2009
If you or they can get to thrift store ,find a small refrig.,the kind college students use in there dorm,they can buy items to fix om microwave and get hot plate,my heart go out to them,it could be me or you,check with local churches to see if anyone want to donate refrig and microwave ,put add on Craig's list to see... More
Answered By: elizabeth_davis28 - 8/2/2009
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