I don’t have a huge budget for food. Are there any ways to stretch things out?

Quids in! has produced a Top 5 Tips for stretching out a food budget (see it here).

Some of it works best if we’ve had time to prepare but there are always extra things to try. It’s mainly about planning ahead, even if we’re having to do that from a standing start and in a crisis. There shouldn’t be any need to panic, or panic buy, but everyone is finding their way through this the best they can. Keep an eye on local websites for people offering help. These could be official sources like the council or your landlord (if a housing association, society or charity) or neighbourhood groups like nextdoor.co.uk. On Facebook, do a search for your town or village as you may find local groups offering neighbourhood support, like food hubs or meal deliveries, are springing up close to you.