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.
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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.
The rise in food bank numbers is already symbolic of our failing social security system. Yet the appalling scale of this unfolding human tragedy in a country as rich as Scotland is only now becoming clear. We’ve known for some time that food bank use has been growing...
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...
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.
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