ANCHORAGE — You can see it in the bread aisle at Carrs, where shoppers nowadays stare long and hard at a small $4.50 loaf of all-grain Oroweat Best Winterwheat bread before placing it in the cart.
Or at the Costco on DeBarr Road, where fears over rice availability and price increases to come created a small stampede near the entrance Monday morning as customers raced for the food aisles — clearing out four whole pallets of rice in less than 15 minutes.
Or in the wall-to-wall faces of morning diners at Bean's Cafe, which increasingly caters to Anchorage's "working poor" — low-income residents who tell the staff they can't afford to buy their own food the last half of the month.
Food prices in Anchorage are rising.
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