Higher food prices worsen hunger crisis this holiday season


              Bags of turkey await an annual Thanksgiving food giveaway at The Redeemed Christian Church of God New Wine Assembly, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Volunteers pass out Thanksgiving cards decorated by children in the congregation, during an annual Thanksgiving food giveaway at The Redeemed Christian Church of God New Wine Assembly, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              People wait in line to register for a turkey and other Thanksgiving foods during an annual Thanksgiving food giveaway at The Redeemed Christian Church of God New Wine Assembly, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Church volunteers Muriel Francis, of Washington, left, and Bola Fawibe, pack bags of foods for Thanksgiving during an annual Thanksgiving food giveaway at The Redeemed Christian Church of God New Wine Assembly, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Ricardo Barrett, of Washington, accepts a turkey from church volunteer Rita James, left, during an annual Thanksgiving food giveaway at The Redeemed Christian Church of God New Wine Assembly, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Washington. "Prices went up and a lot of jobs were lost this year," says Barrett, "times are hard." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
            
              Maria Correa, of Washington, center, who says she is sick with cancer, cannot work, and that things are especially difficult because of the pandemic, accepts a turkey and Thanksgiving trimmings during an annual Thanksgiving food giveaway at The Redeemed Christian Church of God New Wine Assembly, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)