Analysis: 5 ways new research shows Scotland lives in permanent food poverty
New research by Menu for Change shows that food poverty has become deeply ingrained as a feature of Scottish life
DESPITE a vaunted recovery in employment and claims by the Conservative government that the dog days of austerity are behind us, food poverty persists.
In the year from 2017-18 Scots received some half a million emergency food parcels to alleviate the most acute forms of food poverty. There are now 2,000 food banks in regular operation across the UK, when there were almost none less than 20 years ago.