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FOOD BANKS IN SCOTLAND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2248: tabled on 28 March 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges the concerning increase in the number of people relying on food banks in Scotland; notes that there has been a 26 per cent increase in the number of people receiving emergency food supplies in the past two years; recognises that at least 55,038 food supplies went to children, highlighting the continued problem of child poverty in this country; emphasises that the growing number of food bank referrals have been linked to the failure of benefits to cover the cost of essentials; commends the work that the Trussell Trust charity does for all those in need of emergency supplies across the UK; and calls on the Government to take action to tackle the main drivers of food insecurity and prevent any further escalation.