More Minnesotans are seeking help from food shelves as the high cost of everything from gas to groceries is forcing more people to rely on food assistance — some of them for the first time:

“We’re just wrapping up the hungriest summer in recent memory. And we’re poised for a fall in winter to be just as challenging. Honestly, we continue to be in the fight of our lives, with the community trying to get through tough times. The tough times are definitely not over.”

Second Harvest Heartland CEO Allison O’Toole.