Rising diesel prices put strain on family pantries

Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 7:54 pm
By: News 9


With truckers striking across the country, the strain of high diesel prices is trickling down to the grocery store.

Amanda Freeman had to give up being a stay-at-home mom to go back to work, pinching her pennies to stock her shelves.

"We usually spend like $400 like every other week for groceries, it's crazy," Freeman said.

Families like the Freemans aren't the only ones feeling that pinch. The Salvation Army has also had a hard time feeding those in need.

"The shelves were filled Tuesday. You couldn't get in here," Antoinette Sanders of the Salvation Army says as she looks to the now empty pantry. "People cannot afford to buy food outside, so they come to us."

Click here for the Salvation Army Web site where donations are accepted or call (405) 246-1122.