That's what I'm up against right now. I've been looking for a job but as of right now I've been SOL, used up all the bananas yesterday and probably still only got in about 1500 calories. Ate my last mango today and just had some celery...I feel too invested in this raw thing to give into any cooked food (makes me feel even worse)... it seems like it would be easier to fast till I manage to get my hands on more bananas or something.
Buy Rice ! Cheapest source of carbs when times are tough.
rice, potatoes, plus veggies, dried fruit
I've been lucky enough to find a wholesale produce provider in my area. He was cool enough to let me take a lot of the organic ripe produce that was gonna go to the food banks considering he had like 10 pallets of food I'd say its worth a chance. Search the internet.
I want to send you some kiwis that grow here on the trees, my neighbour has a lot, but i saw you life in the states, i´m at the moment in germany, i guess, it will take a week till the fruits reach your house...
Call up all the smaller, independent produce stores in your area and explain your situation and offer to barter some work for fruit.
Make some money to buy fruit in a creative way:
Think of a cool thing to offer for $5.00 and put it on http://fiverr.com/ to make some quick cash..
Check out freelance sites like odesk.com and freelance.com to get easy, (but usually low paid) online gigs you can do from anywhere as long as you have a computer.
If you have access to a car and gas.. pick up free things on Craigslist and then go sell them... amazing how many people make a living doing this
Ask at farmers market (when they pack their stuff) or in supermarkets for some free fruits or veggies for your horse or rabbit, or tell them, that you make a huge fruitsalat with a bunch of kids and if they can donate some fruits, tell them, you work in a kindergarden and that you need fruits and veggies for free whenever they have some, for the rabbit, horse and kids there
Go to container,
ask people with a garden if they have fruits on their trees,
make a sign with "keep your coins, i want fruit =)" and sit in the street, or run around the street with that
make guitar music, sing or paint in the street with a sign " music for fruits", "I do this for fruits" :)
If you life near by the country side, run around and look for fruit trees,
Go wwoofing!! You can work on fruit farms for food and a place to sleep, and sometimes, you can get a bit money on wwoof farms, maybe there is a wwoof farm with fruits nearby and you dont need to sleep there, so instead to sleep there, you can get some money :)
Maybe I should...awesome idea!
It should be so much cheaper to be vegan, and on top of that to be raw... isn't it annoying that it's not? -_-
WWOOFing is a great but not so immediate idea. You can meet some great people and eat some great produce. You would have to probably go between semesters if you're in school though.