The ever-growing cost of living is seeing more and more people turn to Dunedin Salvation Army.
The city's Salvation Army has reported a marked increase in new customers this winter.
Dunedin Salvation Army food bank coordinator Janina Claridge says the rising cost of power, food and petrol bills means people are struggling more than ever.
She says it can often be just one bill which sets people back.
Ms Claridge says last year's Government food grants cuts are also playing a part, with more people now turning to the church for assistance.
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