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Gousto partners with food bank in response to cost of living crisis

This comes as it has been reported that food inflation is expected to hit 20%.

The Bank of England has also said that inflation is expected to rise more than forecast from 9.4% in June to just over 13% in 2022 Q4. In response the bank has raised interest rates again from 1.25% to 1.75% to battle rising prices. It said it expects the economy to shrink in the final three months of this year and keep shrinking until the end of 2023.

The foodbank, which in the Trussell Trust network, has seen the need for food banks skyrocket due to the cost of living crisis. It revealed a 29% increase in the number of emergency food parcels distributed by food banks in the Trussell Trust network in April and May 2021 vs the same period in 2022.

Current food parcels are designed for people in occasional crises, and parcels consist of NHS approved foods such as essential long-life goods including tinned beans, tinned spaghetti, soups and cereal. However, the Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank is finding that up to a third of their food is going to people who are returning at least once a month.

vegetarian recipes

The recipes for the pilot involve breakfast, lunch and dinners for a week and will be delivered weekly by the Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank volunteers over 12 weeks. The recipes created by Gousto are vegetarian and include the Cheesy Black Bean Chilli, Three-Veg Miso & Sesame Ramen With Egg and Simple One-Pot Puttanesca.

Funded by the local council and Gousto, the pilot will take place over 12 weeks in Hammersmith and Fulham, kicking off in the summer holidays.


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