Inflation Hammers Food Bank, Double The Food At Twice Pre-COVID Prices

The Maryland Food Bank say it's having to pay twice as much for provision as it did before the pandemic and buy double the amount of food it did before COVID-19 hit the U.S.  in late 2019.

  • The food bank had relied on native foods, but that source dried up during the pandemic.
  • “Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve been buying more food than ever,” Maryland Food Bank spokesperson Joanna Warren told The Center Square.
  • In 2019, the food bank bought 12 million pounds of food at 45 cents per pound. For fiscal 2023, the facility is budgeting for double that amount.
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