Long lines are back at US food banks as inflation hits high

West Alabama Food Bank


PHOENIX (AP) – Long lines are back at outside food banks around the U.S. as working Americans overwhelmed by inflation increasingly seek handouts to feed their families.

Many people are coming for the first time amid the skyrocketing grocery and gas prices.

The food banks struggle to help even as federal programs provide less food, grocery store donations wane and cash gifts don’t go nearly as far while U.S. inflation hits a 40-year high.

Charitable food distribution has remained far above amounts given away before the coronavirus pandemic, even though demand tapered off somewhat late last year.

If you need help in West Alabama, the United Way of West Alabama’s 211 Service is an easy way to get in touch with people who can provide resources.

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7/14/2022 11:37:56 AM (GMT -5:00)

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