Food banks get lesson in economics: More demand, less supply, higher prices

Volunteers load carts with frozen goods, fruits and vegetables, baked goods, beverages and snacks at St. Mary’s Food Bank in this September photo. St. Mary’s has seen an increase in people using its services. (Justin Spangenthal/Cronkite News)

Volunteers load carts with frozen goods, fruits and vegetables, baked goods, beverages and snacks at St. Mary’s Food Bank in this September photo. St. Mary’s has seen an increase in people using its services. (Justin Spangenthal/Cronkite News)

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