Inflation has impacted us all. But for neighbors on fixed incomes or earning lower wages, inflation's negative impact hits even deeper. High food prices and record setting AC bills, added to changes to public safety net programs, means people we know/others we don't are silently suffering. The demand for BVFB supported food pantries and programs has increased 25%, higher than in the pandemic, meaning longer food lines and waiting lists. The choice to forgo food to keep housing and electricity, fuel and transportation or access to medical care, is one no one should have to make. Food should not be an impossible choice.