Rising food costs

Food costs are rising rapidly and the government is not really doing enough to help the poorest in the country. Food banks are struggling to source enough food to meet the demand.

There are a number of factors leading to this rise in food prices, including the war in Ukraine, Brexit, the hangover of COVID19 lockdowns and 'recovery' and the rising cost of energy.

If you can, please consider buying a few tins and placing them inside the baskets in most supermarkets to support your local food bank.

On my reading pile for the summer is Stu Hennigan's 'Ghost Signs' which I have made a start on, and explores the impact of the pandemic on those areas of Leeds which were amongst the most challenged by the current rate of inflation and energy prices. With a government in limbo, these are dangerous times for many.