Even with the economy on the upswing, local food pantries are more in-demand than ever. "Every week, we are completely empty when we close our doors," said Kim Sheppard, executive director of Bethesda House in Schenectady.
Anyone looking for something else to be thankful for this week might try taking a look at their Thanksgiving grocery receipts; according to the New York Farm Bureau, there should be some savings there.
Sabra Dipping Co., LLC is voluntarily recalling certain hummus products made prior to November 8 due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility but not in tested finished product.
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October 14, 2016
"Restaurant prices are primarily comprised of labor and rental costs with only a small portion going toward food," according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "For this reason, decreasing farm-level and wholesale food prices have had less of an impact on restaurant menu prices."