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Inflation Squeezes Food Banks and Food Pantries

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‘The cost of everything has gone up and the demand side for our network of agencies has also gone up…’

Hunger is a problem in Illinois every summer. When schools are closed, families don’t have school meals to help feed their kids. Record inflation is compounding the issue.

Steve Ericson, executive director of Feeding Illinois, the state association for food agencies, told The Center Square that this summer, inflation is making Illinois’ food scarcity problem even worse.

“The cost of everything has gone up and the demand side for our network of agencies has also gone up. So that is a bad combination,” Ericson said.

Who is hungry in Illinois? The numbers are staggering, Feeding Illinois says on its website.

 

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