The highest levels of food insecurity were among single parents and single adults under the age of 65.
Christmas Appeal: Raising Funds for Books
“The simple pleasure of owning a book can make a huge difference in children’s lives, bringing comfort, escapism and togetherness in families.” Marc Lambert, CEO Scottish Book Trust
Food Poverty in Orkney
Between 1st April 2021 and 31st of March 2022, Orkney’s Foodbank distributed 940 emergency food parcels to islanders: 566 to adults and 374 to children.
Orkney’s First Community Fridge
Greener Orkney has been awarded a grant of £4,000 toward the initial setup costs.
Food, Poverty & Farming
“People need access to fresh, affordable, healthy foods. But if you have no income, that’s impossible, so there’s a little bit more work to do.”Denise Bentley, First Love Foundation
National Plan to End the Need for Foodbanks
“As part of the right to an adequate standard of living, people need to be able to access food that meets their dietary, social and cultural needs and this plan shows the way forward.”
Boris Johnson – 1 Year On
Over 14 million already in poverty, 1.6million used food banks last year, and the impact of Brexit is still to come.
Increased Reliance on Foodbanks in Orkney
in 6 months 265 three day emergency food supplies were provided to people in crisis
A Right to Food – A Good Food Nation Consultation
“I am writing to foodbank organisations in Scotland to find out whether they have any plans to make service users aware of the consultation, and how they are supporting them in submitting their views to the outcome of the consultation.”
“Universal Credit is causing undeniable hardship and misery to people and families across Scotland”
Local MSP Maree Todd SNP has called for a halt to the roll out of Universal Credit – the UK Government’s social security payment scheme.