NYTimes: Higher Food Prices Hit the Poor and Those Who Help Them

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With an increase in food prices, people are looking more to resources in place to help with food insecurity, such as food banks, but these resources are also feeling the burden of increased prices. Even people who rely on food stamps are noticing that their pantries and fridges are empty before the month ends. With the increase in food prices, also comes an increase in oil prices which affects a lot of peoples budgeting of necessities. This all comes with an end to most COVID aid, so a lot of people are struggling countrywide to remain comfortably on their feet. The worst part of this food inflation is that less people are donating food, especially pricier items such as different meats. This trend goes for households that previously donated food, as well as stores that donated excesses to food banks. To read the full article, click here.

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