Millions of people are skipping meals to cope with inflation, study says

June 7, 2022 - Volunteers packing donated foods at MANNA FoodBank in Asheville, NC - MANNA battles food insecurity in 16 Western North Carolina counties. Staff at MANNA say they expect more families to need assistance with food this fall with prices going up everywhere -- from the grocery store to the school cafeteria. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

A trend is cropping up across the country: People are skipping meals in order to fight the cost of inflation at the supermarket.

A survey by reveals that 10% of people are skipping meals to cut back on spending.

More than 40% of adults in Ohio have skipped a meal because of inflation.

In Virginia, 2 million people have skipped meals, a 40-year high.

In Kentucky, 53% of people have skipped a meal.

Nine percent of American families have turned to food banks for help.

Forty-three percent of people are making the same amount of money as they were before inflation began rising.

Thirty-five percent of people surveyed say they have fallen three or more months behind on at least one bill, including credit cards, rent and mortgages because their money is going to other things.

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