More must be done to relieve food poverty as prices rise, a community food charity said this week. FareShare, which redistributes surplus food to people on low incomes without access to affordable nutritious food, is calling for Government and food industry support.

“More and more people will find themselves in a situation where they cannot afford a healthy diet,” the FareShare National Impact Survey report said. Some 92% of the scheme’s 506 clients said the food they eat at community centres helps them stay fit and healthy, according to the survey.