Although middle-income families are adapting to the rise in food costs as best they can, many surveyed families shared they’ve been skipping meals to make sure their kids are getting enough to eat and making drastic changes to how they feed their children. One in 5 middle-income families reported that they or their children have skipped a meal in the last year due to rising food prices.
As inflation impacts the cost for other necessities like utilities, gas, rent, and clothes, more families are living one unexpected expense away from hunger. One in two middle-income families say an unexpected car repair or medical bill made it harder to afford enough food for their children.
This is why support of organizations like Feed the Need is vital to helping struggling families.