Food Inflation: The 5 foot versus the 30,000 foot vision:
The average price of food in the USA rose while gasoline went down.
Some of the foods the Bureau of Labor and Statistics surveys every month for inflation include meats, poultry, fish, eggs, cereal, bakery products, dairy, beverages, and various fruits and vegetables. This chart shows overall U.S. food inflation on an annual basis over the last decade:
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Link