Soup kitchen moves to food trucks, following violent incidents

Manna Meal, a soup kitchen in Charleston, West Viginia, will be serving from a food truck following a number of incidents at its St. John's Episcopal Church location, including a stabbing which left one individual dead, according to a report by WSAZ 3.

"There's been a host of instances of violence; we actually had a death there six weeks ago," Chuck Hamsher, board president, Manna Meal, said in the report. This Wednesday, we had a couple of incidences around the property, and it really was kind of, it's almost the straw that broke the camel's back. We met that Wednesday night, the executive board decided to do what we did. We went to all mobile (food trucks) beginning Thursday morning."


McDonald's isn't as cheap as it once was, and it's losing low-income customers

When McDonald's introduced its new $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu in early 2018, it offered four items for $1, including a sausage burrito, the McChicken, a cheeseburger, and any size soft drink.

Today, dollar items are vanishing.

There's nothing close to a buck on the value menu, according to menus observed by Insider across the US. And in a TikTok video seen by nearly 150,000 people, McDonald's was called out for not having a single item that costs $1.

Over the past two years, chains such as McDonald'sChipotlePizza Hut, and Starbucks have raised menu prices to combat high commodity costs and wages. Fast food, long known as one of the cheapest ways to eat, no longer feels affordable to many diners.

New federal data released earlier this month shows inflation is slowing, with consumer prices leveling. Retailers expect to offer deep discounts for the holidays, but restaurant prices remain on the uptick, especially at fast-food chains. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that fast-food prices in October jumped 6.2% over the past 12 months. 

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