I live in a small religious community of volunteers. 5 of us share a house and volunteer full time at various non-profits in the area. We receive housing, a small personal stipend, and a food allowance. We have been purchasing food together and then splitting up whatever money is left over so that we can spend it on snacks and other things we might want for lunch etc. Here's the (collective goods) problem: Some people in the house are vegetarian, so there has been some discussion about whether or not the collective funds should be used to buy meat. But as it turns out, the vegetarians are ok with using the collective grocery money to buy meat. The issue is that some of us don't want to use the collective funds to buy fruit. The reasoning is that we should all pay for dinners together and divide the rest of the money to buy lunches ourselves so we have more flexibility in what we get to eat for lunch. Since the meat will be for dinners and fruit will be for lunches, fruit should not be purchased with the collective money (unless it's for a dinner dish that we will all share). Does this sound reasonable?