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Last updated 3:34PM ET
July 17, 2018
WOUB Local News
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Ohio food banks worry about rising costs
(WOUB) - Officials at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank say
they're feeling the strain from rising food and fuel prices.

The organization supplies food to pantries, soup kitchens and other charities in 20 central and eastern Ohio counties.

Officials placed an online order with the U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities program late last month for almost $400,000.

Food bank officials were told the next day they owed an extra $36,000 because of a price increase that went into effect as the order was being filled. Contributing to the sharp rise was the cost of a truckload of peanut butter, which jumped $6,000 in just minutes.

An analysis by the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks says members across Ohio face a gap of 26 million pounds of food because of inflation.
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