Idaho Residents Cutting Back On “Luxury” Foods
Idaho residents say they are cutting back on luxury food items like chips and ice cream because the rising cost of groceries is taking a bite out of their pocketbooks. Food prices are trending higher, with beef setting back buyers some 10 percent more while fish and seafood has risen more than 8 percent.
Sarah Nokleby used to be able to feed her five kids on $150 a week. She says these days, it costs $200 per week at a minimum. Nokleby is buying two newspapers every Sunday for the coupons and is buying some of her food in bulk, to help take the pressure off.