"Money just doesn’t go like it used to,” says our client, Anne Marie, who has been coming to our Pantry for several months now. She’s a retired home health aid who “makes too much” for food stamps but not enough to make ends meet. Unfortunately, the exorbitantly high cost of food is even making it difficult for those who do not struggle with food insecurity to manage their grocery bills. In fact, grocery prices have risen 2-3% every year since 1990. That’s roughly a 50-75% increase in just 26 years.
Thank you, Anne Marie, for sharing your story with us and for bringing awareness to this issue. You’re an extremely honest and intelligent women who has literally dedicated her life to caring for others. It’s an honor that we can care for you now! <3