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Food Bank Usage Increase Written Answer, 16/12/14 [S]

Written Answer given in response to Anne McTaggart's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government what action it is taking to tackle the reported increase of almost 600% in foodbank users in Glasgow in the last year.

The Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners Rights, Alex Neil replied that the Emergency Food Fund is providing over 500,000 of funding to 26 projects across Scotland. This includes five projects in the city of Glasgow.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 16 December 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 16 December 2014