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What you can do about rising food prices


Last updated 6/1/2021 at 12:20pm

According to the Consumer Price Index, food prices from one year ago have gone up 3.3%. It's not going to stop there. Non-food prices are going up as well, as companies struggle to find the raw materials and manpower they need to produce everything else.

Fitness equipment, furniture, lumber, gas, electronics – it's all going up. What we have to be concerned with, however, is our most basic need: food.

Even if you've never felt any urgency before, check into your local food bank. Keep the information handy, just in case you need it later.

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