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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-02447: Bill Kidd (Glasgow Anniesland)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 26 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how it is collaborating with third sector organisations and other partners to tackle food insecurity.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 4 October 2018

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.

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.

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.