Coronavirus stockpiling is now affecting food banks – BBC London

Food banks say they have a shortage of basic items because shoppers are stockpiling as fears grow over the spread of coronavirus.

London food bank Sufra, which donates 9,540 parcels annually, says the likes of pasta and rice are hard to get.

The North Paddington Foodbank (NPF) in London said its donations were down by 25% meaning it had to spend an additional £200 per week to top up supplies.

Food bank charity The Trussell Trust said it hoped the “generous public” would continue donating.

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