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”
New figures released by the Scottish government today show a growing number of people are turning to the Scottish Welfare Fund for support to cover essential living costs such as heating and eating.
We work with the Independent Food Aid Network to chart the scale of food insecurity in Scotland.
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”
Campaigners are calling for the Scottish government to do more to help tackle the suffering caused by changes to the UK benefit system, including the roll out of Universal Credit, in the run up to Christmas.
A Menu for Change responds to the special rapporteur’s findings.
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It’s scandalous that on any day, people in Scotland struggle to find the money they need to buy basic essentials like food.
Local organisations In Renfrewshire come together to reflect on the work underway to improve the outcomes for people experiencing food insecurity and to consider what else they would like to happen.
We respond to the first ever statistics on food insecurity in Scotland.