We found loaves of bread that would be sold at a regular supermarket for $4 for less than $2. Now the loaves are close to their expiration date or no more than one day over. This we found not to be a problem as the bread seem to last at least a few more days past their prime. If the bread started to get stale before it got moldy we would make bread pudding with it. If any did get moldy we would put it into our compost bin.
These stores also carry other baked goods such as cakes, donuts, cookies and various miscellaneous items. Some of these items are probably not very healthy and may have a lot of preservatives, that is why we only buy just the bread.