“Get ready for higher grocery bills for the rest of the year” – NBC News.

“The monthly consumer price index, released Tuesday morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showed a 0.6 percent increase in March, the largest one-month increase in nearly a decade. Over the past year, prices have increased by 2.6 percent overall”. This means shoppers better start budgeting more for their groceries, according to the latest consumer price index, which shows prices are increasing — and they’re likely to keep going up.

This price increase of food impacts Food Banks and their ability to serve those Missourians who are food insecure. 1 in 7 people in Missouri struggles with hunger, and 1 in 6 children struggles in the state. These numbers have significantly been inflated by COVID-19 and its ongoing effects, and the fight towards a hunger-free Missouri carries on.

A great way to give back to your community during these trying times is to donate money or your time! Our amazing Food Banks are always looking for volunteers and have openings to fit your schedule. For every $1 donated our network is able to provide the equivalent of 4 meals to those in need. Consider donating today! Learn more here.

Read the full NBC News story here.