Bermuda’s uniformly high grocery prices are placing overwhelming strain on lower income residents, community leaders have warned.

Nesi Armstrong, founder of Facebook donation group Free Food Bermuda, said that she had “an ever-growing list” of families in need, owing to people being priced out of supermarket shopping.

“Every year, more people are coming forward,” she said, criticising those who have failed to drop their prices to an affordable level.

“I understand that the prices are greater in the Bermudian market because of importation costs, but they do have more room to go down,” she said.