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Too many Scots are going hungry on World Food Day

Today is World Food Day. Last year, The Herald marked World Food Day by introducing A Menu for Change, a project to reduce the number of people turning to food banks in Scotland. A year on, A Menu for Change has a positive story to tell about how this is being done in...

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Independent food banks: we need your help

If you’re about to set foot into a food bank for an emergency parcel what you’re in need of most is money not food. Emergency food bank referrals for people in need have become the default reaction of many job centre staff, doctors, schools and advice workers across...

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Putting rights on the table

There is something rotten at the heart of our food system. Hundreds of thousands of Scots are now depending on food bank parcels to feed themselves and their families, and this is increasing at a faster rate in Scotland than the rest of the UK. A Menu for Change is a...

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