A man stole beef joints from Marks & Spencer on two consecutive days.
Hugh Stillie, 55, of Palatine Road, South Shore, pleaded guilty to two offences of theft.
Pam Smith, prosecuting, said Stillie stole £38 of beef from the Church Street store in Blackpool on September 12.
The next day he returned to the shop and took meat valued at £34.
Stillie told police his benefits had been sanctioned and he had nothing to eat.
Hugh Pond, defending, said his client admitted having a bad criminal record.
Stillie had once had a serious heroin addiction.
He had committed crime to fund his habit but he was no longer using heroin.
Stillie was ordered to pay £38 compensation and a £150 court charge by Blackpool magistrates.