EUGENE, Ore. — With inflation forcing more families to rely on food banks, there are some concerns among nonprofits as holiday season approaches.
Inflation has impacted the price of nearly everything, including local non-profit food bank FOOD For Lane County. Officials at FOOD For Lane County are keeping a close eye on their inventory to make sure they can supply the expected demand, and say that more donations are always welcome. Despite the oncoming holidays, development director Sally Dougherty says they don’t typically focus on holiday foods because it’s not very cost effective, and because hunger is a year-round issue. The impact doesn’t end there, however.
“It affects everyone from people who are needing food services to people who are volunteering and donating,” Dougherty said. “For people who need food, that’s pretty easy to understand how inflation could impact their food budget.”