The USDA's new Summer EBT program fills gaps left by its existing Summer Food Service Program, where families only get free meals at a specific site.
Here's how some families are trying to economize when it comes to the food they buy to make at home.
2023 was officially a very good year for the US economy: unemployment stayed near record lows, the markets were strong, and inflation came under control. So with all this good news, why does looking at the grocery bill still feel a little like getting poked with a cattle prod?
Houston-area shoppers cut back and shopped discount brands, citing inflated prices.
In one poll, 44% of respondents say they’re stressed about the economy. Meanwhile, 34% say they’re optimistic.
The answer might disappoint you.
The March report shows inflation slowing overall and prices easing in some key areas (food) and not in others (services and shelter.)
Less of a good thing: “Marketplace” listeners tell us about products they've seen that have undergone "shrinkflation."
Gas influences how a lot of things cost – but there are other factors behind rising prices.