Tackling food insecurity in Scotland

Reducing the need for emergency food aid

Working together for a Scotland free from food insecurity

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.

About Food Insecurity

Find out more about the cause and extent of food insecurity in Scotland

Project partners

Oxfam Scotland, Child Poverty Action Group Scotland, Nourish Scotland, and The Poverty Alliance have joined forces to deliver this vital project. Read about the project partners.

Add your service

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.

Latest News

Breaking down the barriers in accessing emergency cash

By David Hilber, Project Officer, A Menu for Change  Food bank use continues to rise and nearly one in ten people in Scotland are worried about where their next meal will come from. If you find yourself in this position, you can ask for a Crisis Grant: money given out...

A stranger in a strange land who has run out of money for food

As an immigrant myself, I can tell you, being an outsider isn’t always easy. No matter how long you’ve been in your new country or how welcoming the people are, there is always a nagging feeling that you don’t quite belong. There are cultural norms you’ll never truly...

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