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More turn to UK food banks as food and fuel bills soar

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By SYLVIA HUI
Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Across Britain, food banks and community food hubs that helped struggling families, older people and the homeless during the pandemic are now seeing soaring demand. Skyrocketing energy and food bills are pushing millions deeper into financial hardship, and increasing numbers cannot afford to buy groceries. The cost of food and fuel in the U.K. has risen sharply since late last year, with inflation reaching the highest level in 40 years. In April, millions of families saw their annual energy bill jump by 54%, and another energy price hike is expected in October. Britain’s Conservative government has been criticized for not doing enough to ease the crisis.

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