Food Bank Runs Out Of Food In 90 Minutes As Inflation Worsens

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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A Virginia food bank ran out of food in 90 minutes as families struggle to make ends meet, NBC News reported Monday.

Loudoun Hunger Relief CEO Jennifer Montgomery told NBC News that the Loudoun County food bank ran out of food within an hour and a half as dozens of new families seek assistance.

“We are seeing 20-25 new families each week that are coming in, that are new to us, that have never gotten our services before,” Montgomery told NBC News.

“With rising costs and inflation, we are serving more new families each week,” Loudoun Hunger Relief tweeted Tuesday. (RELATED: ‘Attacking Freedom’: Venezuelan Immigrant Sees Warning Signs Of ‘Socialism’ In US)

Inflation grew 9.1% over the past 12 months, the highest year-over-year percentage increase since December 1981. The Consumer Price Index increased 1.3% between May and June. Food prices specifically rose 1.2% in May, a slight increase from the 0.9% rise in April. The price for American families to eat at home has jumped 11.9% over the past year, marking the largest 12-month increase since April of 1979.

“All six major grocery store food group indexes increased over the [last 12 months], with five of the six rising more than 10 percent,” a June Bureau of Labor Statistics report stated. “The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs increased the most, rising 14.2%, with the index for eggs increasing 32.2 percent.”

Fruits and vegetables rose 8.2%.