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Stamford and Oundle Foodbank and Rutland Foodbank report rise in demand as cost of living crisis adds to Universal Credit cut and end of furlough

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Charities which offer emergency food parcels say they are seeing an even greater demand for their services as the cost of living crisis deepens.

An increase in the energy cap in April brought a steep rise in electricity bills, further stretching household budgets already struggling to cope with big hikes in the cost of fuel and food.

Rutland Foodbank has taken steps by retaining its home delivery model, brought in during the pandemic, so people can avoid driving to collect their food and limit their petrol and diesel use.

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