Mandy Leflock with her son
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Families struggling to pay for weekly food shop

Food is one of life's basics and usually immune from financial uncertainty. However, the economic squeeze now means household food budgets have borne the brunt of a drop in consumer spending.

The soaring price of food is having a dramatic effect on our eating habits and left many families struggling to pay for the weekly shop.

Jenny Hill reports.

  • 20 Oct 2011
  • From the section UK
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