Coping with cost of groceries, advice for stretching household budget


MERIDEN — Though the inflation rate dropped in December 2022 to 6.5 percent for things like appliances and gasoline, food prices are still up 11.8 percent compared to a year prior in the U.S., causing grocery prices to rise.

“Money is tight,” said Demetria Armour of Meriden, who was recently doing her grocery shopping at C-Town Supermarkets at 160 Colony St.

“I mean, everybody seemed like they were struggling,” she said. “And it’s just not good out here. You know, you work and you still don’t have nothing. And it’s really sad and only God is able to make it better.” 

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