Ballard Food Bank spent about $300,000 on yearly groceries pre-pandemic. This year, they plan to spend $1.5 million.
El banco de alimentos de Ballard gastaba anualmente, antes de la pandemia, aproximadamente $300,000 en artículos comestibles. Este año, tienen planeado gastar $1.5 millones.
Universal free school meals, child tax credits and food assistance aid are sunsetting as relief funding dries up.
Some food banks anticipate increased demand, as people with low incomes face increased financial pressures.