Rising costs don’t stop West Texas Food Bank’s mission
When was the last time any of us went shopping and volunteered to spend 20% more? What does that really mean, 20% more? If on average you spent $ 120 on groceries 20% more would be $ 24 more, so now your bill is $ 144, if you do this every week for a month, that makes $ 96 more per month. That’s $ 1,152 more per year. But that’s just for groceries, that increase goes from 3 to 20% on everything we buy for our families.
According to our friends at United Supermarkets, the increase is seen in our daily grocery list for the staple foods that almost all of us keep in our cupboards and refrigerators. Pork is up 14 percent, beef is up 20 percent, and even fresh fruits and vegetables are up 3 percent. Want to fill the soda fridge? It will be 4.5% more too! Your food costs from the West Texas Food Bank have increased by 18% and are being wise with every shipment delivered. Then the cost of transporting these products to the 19 counties we serve has increased by 12% and that cost continues to increase as well.