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Charities announces plans for food crisis summit

 

The Larder in West Lothian will bring together groups from across civic Scotland to discuss responses to the cost of living crisis.

A crisis summit is set to be held in Scotland next month highlighting the pressures facing households this winter. 

Run by West Lothian charity, The Larder, the National Emergency Food Summit as the cost of living crisis continues across the country.

Organisers have invited those with lived experiences of food insecurity and hunger, food aid providers, anti-poverty campaigners, public sector workers, academics and governments to join this crucial conversation in finding solutions that will ensure no-one in Scotland goes hungry this winter or beyond.

The Larder has warned that many people this winter will not be able to feed themselves and their families on a daily basis.

Third sector organisations that provide emergency food aid are buckling under the rising demand for food, supply chains are drying up, and donations are dwindling as public sector cuts deepen. 

Angela Moohan, the chief executive of the Larder, said the impact on the cost of living crisis is hitting people’s ability to feed themselves, questioning the will of the government in Westminster to support those most in need.

She told TFN: “The evidence is very clear that people are struggling now, and will be hit further over the winter. 

“People are having to make serious choices between heating and eating, parents going without food, older people becoming malnourished. We know this, we need to do something about this, and we need to do it now. 

“The summit provides us with an opportunity to speak about how we get food to those who need it over the winter so nobody in Scotland goes hungry.”

The National Emergency Food Summit will be held in Blackburn, West Lothian, on November 18. Registration is open now.

 

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David
3 months ago

This is all so tiring. Up minimum wage. Up welfare. Up pensions. To humane levels. Stop all this carry on. Money goes up not down. All happy. Food banks makes us like Ethiopia in the 80s. It’s insane.