'If food prices increase any more, I really don't know how my children are going to eat'

With food inflation soaring to 19.1%, a hard-hitting and poignant film has been released in a bid to bring home to policy-makers the reality faced by families struggling to feed their children.

The film features Melissa, a mother from Solihull, who shares how soaring food prices have impacted her children.

She says in the film: “I don’t know how I am going to cope. If food prices increase any more I really don't know how I’m going to survive, I don’t know how my children are going to eat. I go to bed hungry most days.”

It also includes Birmingham GP Dr Ewan Hamnett who highlights how those with limited income have no choice but to eat diets which will damage their health in the long term.

The film has been published by the Food Foundation and comes after government figures last month (DWP, 2023) showed a rise in the number of children living in poverty.

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