YouGov: 1 in 6 Britons ‘not confident’ in being able to feed their families

One in six Britons have said they are not confident they can afford to feed their families as the ongoing cost-of-living crisis continues to bite.

According to the YouGov survey, 76% are confident they have the money they need for food, however, 34% have said they are less sure they can afford to feed their families compared to last year.

Some 11% added they are “much less confident” than they were a year ago. A further 17% added they are not confident they can afford to feed their families.

While 87% of Britons have said they have never had to turn to a foodbank, 22% of the 1,717 adults surveyed believe they are now more likely to need one than they were a year ago.

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Of the 9% of adults surveyed who revealed they have used a foodbank at some point in their life, 60% visited within the last year, including 15% within the last week.

According to the poll,  one in seven of 18 to 24-year-olds have said they have used one compared with just 3% of over-65s.

This comes as 55% of 18 to 24-year-olds said hey are confident they can afford the food they need, compared to between 72% and 89% of older age groups.



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