Bill Asks Scottish Government Question Regarding Foodbanks

Today, Bill asked the Scottish Government how it is collaborating with third sector organisations and other partners to tackle food insecurity.

Aileen Campbell MSP, the new Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, gave this reply:

"No one should be hungry in a country as prosperous as Scotland. The Scottish Government are working with a number of third sector organisations and other partners to respond to and tackle the root causes of food insecurity.

In our Programme for Government, we committed to increasing our Fair Food Fund from £1.5 to £3.5 million in 2019-20. This Fund currently supports 34 community food organisations, including 13 food banks to develop dignified and rights-based responses to food insecurity.

In addition to this, our £20 million Empowering Communities Fund comprises a number of targeted funds and programmes that support community-led Regeneration, including projects that tackle food insecurity."

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