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People are apparently finding it difficult to donate food because they also need to secure their own food amid surging prices. Not being familiar with food banks, some people even throw away their surplus food.

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Makoto Fujita, a spokesman for Food Bank Kanagawa, which collects through donations food products. He says an increasing number of people, including students and single-parent households, are seeking food aid, leading to shortages of food to be provided. In addition, the amount of food donated is declining due chiefly to soaring prices.

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Just went in OK Mart and there was a sign saying that from October the 1st their natural mixed cheese will jump in price from the current ¥398 to ¥548,that is a massive increase.

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He says an increasing number of people, including students and single-parent households, are seeking food aid, leading to shortages of food to be provided.

one way to support those single parent households and students is to completely cut their income and municipal taxes. ALOT of those people are hurting, and they need help. Also the US system of food stamps might help as well.

I doubt the LDP cares though.

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My retired father in the US is having a hard time keeping up. Worst case scenario he moves in with one of his kids, and since he is easy to get along with that would be no problem. In Japan, I wouldn't mind if my MIL lived with us and helped with bills and didn't do laundry at 5 am before I go to bed.

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Food banks and charities are struggling with increased costs and fuel costs.

Donate to Second Harvest.

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It's not just food donations, I am no longer able to make donations to charities and other affiliations as I no longer have the money to make the donations. I feel bad about it.

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