Tackling food insecurity in Scotland

Reducing the need for emergency food aid

Working together for a Scotland free from food insecurity

As a result of poverty – not a shortage of food – too many people don’t have enough food in Scotland. A Menu for Change aims to tackle this by evolving the emergency response to make sure those facing an income crisis can afford to buy their own food.

About Food Insecurity

Find out more about the cause and extent of food insecurity in Scotland

Meet the team

A Menu for Change is being delivered by a team of seven dedicated project staff. Find out more about the people delivering A Menu for Change.

Project partners

Oxfam Scotland, Child Poverty Action Group Scotland, Nourish Scotland, and The Poverty Alliance have joined forces to deliver this vital project. Read about the project partners.

Add your service

We are building a directory of support that people can access in a crisis, as an alternative to emergency food provision. If you are a community food initiative, financial inclusion/money advice service, welfare rights advice service, Scottish Welfare Fund or provider of other relevant services for someone facing food insecurity, we invite you to register with us.

Latest News

What is A Menu for Change?

Our project partners highlight the food insecurity challenge faced in Scotland and how our project plans to tackle it

Ending all poverty needs a focus on incomes, not sticking plasters

It shouldn’t really need to be said, but it is an outrage that in 2017 there are women in Scotland who can’t afford sanitary products. Encouragingly, there has been growing media and political attention on this issue over the past year or so and we have heard shocking...

Who Uses Food banks?

Research published this week provides important new insights into food bank use in the UK. The study by Oxford University is the largest yet to investigate the profile of people who are turning to food banks for help. Findings show the vulnerable status of high...

Project partners

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