Inflation affects Americans in many ways, including at the gas pump and grocery store.
Feeding America saw a 50% increase in demand between September and October of this year as inflation affects food prices.
Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, joined “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning to discuss the impact of inflation on their organization and the ways they can help people.
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“Some of our communities have struggled more with inflation than at the height of the pandemic,” he said.
According to Babineaux-Fontenot, at the same time, demand growth was 80% – now it is 50%.
Feeding America is a nonprofit organization with more than 200 food banks and 60,000 distribution partners nationwide.
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The organization is seeing problems across the board — and the problems aren’t going away anytime soon.
Babineaux-Fontenot discussed food insecurity in America and noted that nearly 10 million children in the country are food insecure.
“Anyone can be food insecure,” she said.
“Every district across the country is struggling with food insecurity in one way or another.”
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Babineaux-Fontenot says it’s important to stand with the food insecure and make sure they have the resources they need.
As for feeding America, Babineaux-Fontenot said they needed three things: funds, food and friends.
All three have seen declines since the pandemic, Babineaux-Fontenot said.
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Some food banks are forced to go out and buy more expensive food today for those in need.
“When food is more expensive, we now have to go out and buy food,” he said.
Babineaux-Fontenot encouraged everyone to visit FeedingAmerica.org to learn more about donating and/or volunteering at their local food bank.