Supply issues put the squeeze on Food Basket: Federal shipments dwindling this summer

  • Photo provided by Food Basket Driver Vince Cruz checks the contents of a box on an empty rack at the Hilo Food Basket warehouse on June 22.

The Food Basket continues to struggle with supply chain issues, the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the rising cost of living, all of which have contributed to a major shortage of food that Executive Director Kristin Frost Albrecht calls “unprecedented.”