Benefit cuts under universal credit lead to record increase in Scottish foodbank use, new figures show
Foodbank charity calls for inquiry into universal credit administration and an increase in benefits in line with inflation
FOODBANK USE in Scotland has reached a record high and insufficient income from benefits is the leading cause, according to new figures from charity The Trussell Trust.
John-Paul Clark: These are the heroes who've kept Britain's lights on amid a Tory onslaught
CommonSpace columnist John-Paul Clark visits a local hero in north-east Glasgow who is helping people battle poverty and deprivation
MY lasting impression from having visited the Glasgow North East foodbank’s hub in Parkhead is that it is a factory and the manager, Tara Maguire, is a captain of industry.
Whiteford slams Tory deprivation of troops as food banks serve soldiers
UK Government shame of veterans using foodbanks exposed as evidence of failed austerity
DR EILIDH WHITEFORD, the SNP candidate for Banff and Buchan, has condemned the UK Tory Government for its “failed austerity agenda” which has seen members of the UK armed forced to use foodbanks for emergency food packages to survive.
Veterans of the armed forces in the UK are being forced to resort to food banks due to struggling on low wage zero hours contract jobs and many have experienced homelessness across the UK.
Sharp rise in foodbank use shows Scotland worst affected
A huge rise has been recorded in the number of food parcels handed out in Scotland, with one third of recipients children - but research suggests real picture could be even worse
A RECORD 60,000 referrals were made by Trussell Trust foodbanks in Scotland between April and September this year, fresh figures have revealed.
Across the UK, only the north-west of England saw more food parcels handed out.
Scotland's only Conservative MP David Mundell to open foodbank
Scotland's only Conservative MP is set to open a foodbank, but denies a causal link between his party's welfare reforms and escalating foodbank usage
DAVID MUNDELL, secretary of state for Scotland and Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale is to open a Trussell Trust foodbank in Dumfries on Friday 24 July.
Bella Caledonia: Food independence and dependence: Social supermarkets and food banks
By D.J. MacLennan
HOW must it feel to have to rely on food banks to feed yourself and your family? The miserable fug of the Presbyterian work ethic hangs gravid over the 'jobless' father trudging down the road to collect his nutrition-poor but vital donated rations. Well-meaning volunteers at the food bank assist him in finding his tin of tuna, his Heinz tomato soup, his bread, his pasta, his cereal. He's not in the mood for conversation today.
Bella Caledonia: Beyond Food Banks - growing a food justice movement in Scotland
Conference held in Govan
BEYOND Food Banks - growing a food justice movement in Scotland. The Church of Scotland helped organise a conference in Govan, bringing people with an array of experience in food equality together to form a movement for change in Scotland. Here are some of the participants...