New figures reveal number of food bank parcels given out in Scotland almost double previously known figure

Nearly half a million parcels given out in 18 months Shocking new figures published today have exposed an alarming picture of food bank use in Scotland, with nearly double the number of food parcels being given out than previously thought. The new data, collected by the Independent Food Aid Network and A Menu for Change,Continue reading “New figures reveal number of food bank parcels given out in Scotland almost double previously known figure”

Scottish Budget provides no immediate answers to families facing hunger

Today the Scottish Government’s Finance Secretary Derek Mackay unveiled the government’s new budget. Responding to the announcement, Polly Jones, Project Manager of A Menu for Change, said: “Across Scotland, a fifth of single parents are wondering where their next meal is coming from and this budget fails to provide any immediate answers. “It’s particularly disappointing thatContinue reading “Scottish Budget provides no immediate answers to families facing hunger”