Inflation: Food price spike felt by local food banks

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Originally posted on WXYZ Detroit (WXYZ) — The cost of just about everything is on the rise, according to a national report. It’s impacting everyone in metro Detroit. The report shows prices have risen 6.2% over the past year. You’d have to go back three decades to find an increase that big. Gas prices are…

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Detroit Partners Unite After Fire Destroys Harper Food Center

On a cold Saturday evening in February, Rev. Dr. Steve Bland, Jr. of Liberty Temple Baptist Church turned on the local news as he prepared for Sunday church services. When he looked up at the screen, he was devastated by the images he saw: Harper Food Center in Detroit had just burned to the ground.…

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The Suburban Collection donates 1 million meals to Drive Away Hunger

When the COVID-19 pandemic swept across southeast Michigan, it set forth a chain of events that caused food insecurity to skyrocket overnight. Children lost access to free and reduced meals at school. Working parents faced mass layoffs and furloughs at their workplaces. Seniors and other high-risk groups struggled to safely shop for groceries. Feeding America…

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Food Banks Receive Boost from Stimulus Package

Originally posted on FREEP More than a million Michiganders who receive federal food assistance will see extra benefits loaded onto their Bridge cards later this monthand food banks and pantries across the state stand to get a much needed boost.  The latest federal stimulus package earmarks $13 billion for food assistance, including a 15% increase…

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