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Basic food too expensive for many, charity says

There has been a sharp rise in the number of people in the UK who cannot afford to buy basic foods, according to a leading charity.

FareShare, which redistributes surplus food from supermarkets and manufacturers, says it is making some 35,000 donations a day compared to 29,500 this time last year.

The charity says low-income families were struggling with rising food prices, and one in three charities it surveyed was facing government funding cuts.

Andy Moore reports.

  • 02 Oct 2011
  • From the section UK
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