Money is tight and food insecurity is at an all-time high

Published: Aug. 10, 2020 at 4:57 PM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is far more devastating than we could have initially imagined. 

A recent survey conducted by the Brookings Institution finds 1 in 5 young children in the U.S. are not getting enough food during this pandemic and food insecurity is rising at an unprecedented rate, jumping to more than 40% for households with children under 12. 

Luckily, a few simple tweaks to your shopping and budgeting strategy can help you feed your entire family and feel good about it. 

Financial expert and blogger Tonya Rapley, joined NewsChannel 7 at 4 on Monday to reveal those smart grocery store shopping strategies to help you cut costs without cutting corners.

Tonya Rapley is a millennial money expert and creator of the award-winning site, My Fab Finance. In 2014 she was deemed the “New Face of Wealth Building” by Black Enterprise Magazine and featured as their cover subject. Tonya is also a mother, wife and full-time entrepreneur who tours the country providing workshops for private and nonprofit clients. 

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