The Rising Cost of Food is Worsening Hunger in the U.S.

Skyrocketing food prices have made it harder for families facing hunger to access enough to eat and have strained our ability to continue

 supporting our neighbors in need. Fortunately, you can take action to put more food on more tables.

 

Costly groceries are spelling disaster for families facing hunger

With skyrocketing food prices, too many of our neighbors are forced to make impossible decisions between paying for groceries and other necessities like rent and medication. Low-income households are reported to spend almost one-third of their budget on food.

Food banks are not immune from rising food prices

Arkansas Foodbank is not immune from the consequences of rising prices. Every aspect of food bank operations is seeing significant cost spikes, from purchasing food to transporting food.

At the same time, food banks are already facing sustained, unprecedented need for food. For Arkansas Foodbank, pounds of food distributed in 2021 was 32% higher than pre-pandemic.

 

You can help the Foodbank meet the needs of those struggling today.