The cost of gas has a local food bank feeling the impact of inflation

The North Alabama Food Bank says it’s seeing an increase in day-to-day expenses because inflation has doubled the cost of everything.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Many people are dealing with the effects of inflation and high gas prices…

And according to Shirley Schofield, CEO of the Food Bank of North Alabama, they see it too.

“However, the main way we’re seeing the increase is in the cost of fuel, our fuel costs have almost doubled. That’s probably the biggest impact we’re seeing on our ability to get food to people… We do but it’s definitely more expensive than it was,” says Schofield.

Schofield says more people need food.

“We are also seeing an increase in the number of people… Just as we are experiencing these increases in fuel and the cost of food and shortages in some areas… Families too.”

People also cannot drive to mobile pantries to get food because gasoline is too expensive.

“We have the food we need. It just costs us a lot more”

Schofield also says the summer months are tougher for them and encourages the community to hold food drives.

“It’s always a good time to do a little food drive in your community and have it go to the food bank.”

What is the North Alabama Food Bank?

We feed the hungry today AND creating solutions that will end hunger tomorrow.

We accomplish this mission by providing 13 million pounds of food annually to a network of more than 200 food pantries, shelters and children’s programs in 11 northern Alabama counties. Together, we feed more than 80,000 people at risk of hunger every year.

We also tackle the root causes of hunger through large-scale collaborations and local food initiatives that promote entrepreneurship and access to healthy food in our region.

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