I’ve been following the global spike in commodity prices with great interest, and we’ll be carrying some excellent feature articles on it in the magazine soon. But I wanted to highlight this story a friend forwarded to me about food banks finding themselves imperiled by rising food prices. Check out how eye-popping these price increases have been:
This spring, the price of spaghetti has jumped 63 percent from the same time last year, according to the Greater Boston Food Bank. A case of canned peaches costs $16.82, or 57 percent more. Also, the price of peanut butter is up 19 percent, and frozen ground turkey has climbed 10 percent above last year.