Fears over food price rise

Food prices increased by 4 per cent, according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium, leaving many families across Wales turning to food banks for help.

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Families struggling as food prices increase

The Trussel Trust says the number of referrals they receive has almost doubled in a year Credit: ITV News

The number of families seeking help from foodbanks in Wales almost doubled last year compared with the year before, according to an organisation that helps struggling families.

The latest figures from the British Retail Consortium show food prices have increase by 4% and the Trussel Trust, which has 23 banks across the country, says they are seeing an increase in the number of people they are helping.

The trust says 2,441 families were referred to them a month in December 2011. they By December 2012, that figure had risen to 4,911 a month.

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