Put Food On The Table Meaning

(idiomatic) To provide enough money to cover basic necessities.

Example: 2009, ‘My Laid-off Life’, The Guardian, 15 Jun 09:
  I don't care what I do. If it pays the bills and puts food on the table, I'm not bothered.
2005, Darwin Porter et al., Frommer's Italy 2005:
  The locals bemoan the tourist crush and at the same time welcome it because it puts food on the table.
1996, Werner Peters, Society on the Run, p. 81:
  The middle class does not consider itself free form the concern of putting food on the table.