Food banks are struggling to meet growing demand as inflation hits a 40-year high and seniors on a fixed income and other low-income households turn to Food Banks and other charities to help cope with their strained budgets.  The price of food at the grocery store rose 10% in March compared to March of 2020, while food prices in restaurants were 6.9% higher than in March of 2021, according to the Labor Department’s most recent consumer-price index.  “You will continue to see folks come into food banks who are seniors, who are undocumented individuals, and persons who suffer from disabilities,” Allison Korn, the director of the Food Law & Policy Clinic at UCLA, told the Wall Street Journal.  Please support Dorothy’s Place, Meals on Wheels, Monterey Food Bank, United Way and other local charities that help feed the poor and homeless.

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