Demand for food parcels for children shoots up by almost 400

Almost 400 food parcels have been provided to children in the isles during the course of the coronavirus pandemic.

Figures released by the Scottish Labour Party claim 382 parcels have been dispatched as a result of the impact Covid-19 has had on households.

National figures compiled by the Trussel Trust show the number of food parcels given to children across the country has gone up by more than half – from 36,526 in 2014/15 to 77,123 in 2020/21.


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  • Peter Hamilton

    • April 27th, 2021 17:19

    Dreadful. We were the 5th richest nation in the world, 6th thanks to Brexit, but hey, at least we have Trident missiles for protect our food banks. Young folk may not realise prior to previous Tory PM David Cameron there were so few food banks they scarcely got a mention. Contributions for the refurbishment of Downingstreet can be made to the Conservative and Unionist Party


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