Bill brings Parliament's attention to food insecurity- an issue facing many families

At the Scottish Parliament today, Bill raised the issue of food insecurity and the role of foodbanks. Foodbank services, of which there are five in Anniesland, are crucial for many facing food insecurity.  Bill asked the Scottish Government to address what action it is taking to collaborate 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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