Highlands and Islands Regional Labour MSP Rhoda Grant is urging that this be the last Christmas where Scots go hungry.
Speaking about her ‘Right to Food’ bill, which would enshrine the right to food in Scots Law, Rhoda Grant said:
“There is no reason at all why anyone should be going hungry in a wealthy nation like Scotland.
“The evidence is clear – thousands of Scots are in food poverty and many more are being put at risk due to Tory cuts.
“We simply cannot stand back and allow this situation to continue.
“If we have the political will we can end food poverty in Scotland by enshrining it as a human right in Scots Law.
“This will send a powerful message to the country that we are serious about tackling the scourge of food poverty and force us into action.
“Let’s make this a reality.”