Washington Post: "Higher food prices around the country are pushing more Americans to food banks"
On March 21, 2022, the Washington Post reported, "Even as coronavirus rates continue to drop and the American labor market nears full recovery from the pandemic, food banks are seeing another surge in need. Most pandemic assistance programs have ended, inflation is rising and many Americans are once again having trouble making ends meet."
"Food bank officials are reporting growing lines at their distribution centers nationwide. Rates of reported hunger have been increasing since early August."
“I’ve been winging it,” said Lewis, who is studying history. “There are some nights I don’t eat because I only have enough to feed them. I’ll eat whatever is left over on their plates. I just tell them I’m not hungry.”