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Food poverty 'on the rise'

Over a quarter of UK adults have skipped meals, used friends or relatives to provide food or just gone without over the last year, according to survey. A poll for Tesco found 27% found it harder to feed their family over the last 12 months.

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Food situation worsens for 40% of UK households

Some 40% of UK households admitted their ability to put food on the table for their family had worsened over the past 12 months, according to new data.

A survey from Tesco, The Trussell Trust and food redistribution charity FareShare found:

  • 28% of adults had struggled to buy their regular amount of healthy and nutritious food over the last year.
  • 30% say they have either skipped meals, gone without or relied on family or friends for food.
  • Among those who experienced food poverty, 60% say they will go without heating to provide food.

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