Amid Rising Prices, Fare for All Program in New Hope Offers Groceries for Less
Consumers are feeling the pinch at the grocery store. From eggs to produce to meats, everything costs more. According to the Consumer Price Index report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, grocery prices are up 12 percent higher than there were a year ago.
But there is relief for shoppers who want to save some money.
The Food Group, which operates out of New Hope, offers a pop-up grocery store called Fare for All, where people can purchase packages of food for 30 percent off retail price.
“We go to each of our locations once a month, and it’s kind of like a pop-up grocery store. But there are some differences. So, instead of buying individual items, people can buy packages of food,” explained Sophia Lenarz-Coy, executive director of The Food Group.
The food packages cost anywhere from $10 to $40, depending on what you buy. Anyone, no matter their income, can participate in the program.
“We believe that food is a basic right. That everyone should have access to good quality food,” said Lenarz-Coy. “Right now, with prices doing what they’re doing, there are a lot of people who don’t have access to food.”
To learn about when Fare for All operates near you, click here.