Re: food prices
You might just consider donating the cash. Food banks have all sorts of agreements with various entities where the dollars they actually have will go much further than they do for private individuals buying foodstuffs to contribute.
It is amazing just how much certain food prices have increased, while a few select ones have remained virtually flat. It doesn't surprise me, really, given fuel prices, supply chain issues, increased demand for decreased supply of all the bits and pieces that go into producing food from farming to processing.
I live in an area that's got a lot of agriculture, dairy farms, and poultry production. And the local news has featured stories throughout the last several years where farmers are interviewed and give figures not unlike what you've given for the things they need from seed to fertilizer to spare parts, etc., etc., etc.
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