The poor are hit hard as cost of food increases by 30%

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Research suggests low-income families may have been spending about 30% (R974) more on food last month than they were three months ago. Picture: Muntu Vilakazi/City Press/File
Research suggests low-income families may have been spending about 30% (R974) more on food last month than they were three months ago. Picture: Muntu Vilakazi/City Press/File

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People are paying up to 30% more for food than they were before the Covid-19 coronavirus-enforced lockdown began on March 26.

This increase will be felt across the board, but poorer families will be hardest hit because school-feeding schemes remain closed, so more food than usual is needed in households.

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