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