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Darlington food bank operator fears users who already can't afford food will not be able to cook it either
A FOOD bank operator says rising energy prices could mean those who already cannot afford to eat may soon be unable to afford to cook food they are given.
Kelvin Marsh, CEO of The FoodStore Network in Darlington said: “We are seeing more and more people coming to our food banks asking for foods that don’t have to be cooked or can be made just using boiled water provided by friends or businesses as they do not have the money to pay for rising energy costs.
“Energy company bosses really have to take a very long hard look in the mirror and urgently rethink their pricing strategies.”
The FoodStore Network represents church-based food banks across Darlington and beyond, providing emergency food parcels to individuals and families unable to provide for themselves.
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