Can I just say "wow"?
I know that I'm extremely privileged, especially because Chris makes what's considered a very good salary in most other parts of the country (it's merely average here in Monmouth County, NJ). But just, wow. I hadn't realized that food costs had gone up so drastically in the last year, even though I should have kept an eye on that.
It makes me feel like a schmuck because I just threw out a donation request card from a local food pantry. I'm going to go look them up online, and see if there's anything I can do to contribute something.
Yeah, we've got bills to pay too, just like everyone else, but there's definitely people who have less than us.