Empty Shelves in Tesco Supermarket
Empty Shelves in Tesco Supermarket

Cross-party politicians, led by Anna McMorrin ask No 10 to safeguard food supplies for NHS and emergency staff

MPs, academics, charities and those who work with vulnerable people are piling pressure on the government to ensure food and other essentials are reaching those most in need as concerns over the consequences of rampant stockpiling grow.

One hundred and fifty cross-party MPs and peers signed Anna McMorrin’s letter writing to the government asking for it to “show the direction and leadership necessary” to make sure food supplies are available for all NHS, emergency and essential workers.

Charities working with vulnerable groups have also said they are becoming increasingly concerned that many people are facing real food shortages because they have no access to stores and online shopping slots are booked weeks in advance. Many of those who can access food are struggling to pay for the few things that are available because the cheaper options are often the ones that have disappeared from shelves.

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