Families face ‘summer of hardship’, food charities warn

Katie-Louise Barber (left) and a fellow volunteer deliver food to neighbours in need: Nigel Howard
Katie-Louise Barber (left) and a fellow volunteer deliver food to neighbours in need: Nigel Howard

Families across the UK face a “summer of hardship” as mounting money problems caused by the pandemic leave those on low incomes at grave risk of going hungry, food charities have warned.

Over the last three months, hundreds of inspiring local groups have sprung into action, using fresh produce from The Independent’s Help the Hungry campaign partner The Felix Project to support the poor and vulnerable.

Although the lifting of lockdown restrictions has eased many problems faced by people shielding for health reasons, charity