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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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Universal Credit is making us hungry

Universal Credit is making us hungry

If Universal Credit had ears they’d be burning. Barely a week goes by without a headline or news story detailing its roll out as it steadily sweeps across the country – one thing is clear, Universal Credit has well and truly arrived in Scotland. In fact, it’s been...

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