Rising food prices are hanging consumers out to dry

It’s not a good week if you’re a consumer on a tight budget — a group that likely includes most of us. Consumers are under attack right now by higher prices. We recently learned Canada’s food inflation rate was at 9.7 per cent in April, the highest jump in 41 years. Everyone is noticing higher … Read more

Pets being abandoned in central Alabama amid rising animal food costs

Pets being abandoned in central Alabama amid rising animal food costs Pet owners who can’t afford their dogs or cats are calling shelters to give them up. Updated: 6:50 PM CDT Jun 23, 2022 Hide Transcript Show Transcript WE’RE AT GOOD PEOPLE. IT’S A DOG PARK IN DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM, AND I HAD A CHANCE TO … Read more

Inflation, high demand puts NC food panties under strain

Volunteers from Elevation Church and Sephora sort canned food at Loaves & Fishes and Friendship Trays in Charlotte on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Khadejeh Nikouyeh Knikouyeh@charlotteobserver.com The financial strain of surging grocery and fuel prices is sending more Charlotte-area households to food pantries, some of which are wrestling with a drop in donations. Grocery prices … Read more

Food truck owners facing heat, inflation and rising gas prices, anticipate strong summer

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — When Harvey Griffin officially began his food truck’s stop at NC State’s Centennial Campus Tuesday morning, a line quickly formed. “This is the busy time. So now’s the time you want to book as many events as you can,” said Griffin, owner of The Flat Drum, which specializes in chicken. July … Read more