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Digital Subscriptions > Life and Work > January 2017 > ‘EPIDEMIC OF HUNGER’


The Scotland Network Manager for foodbanks provider the Trussell Trust has said there is ‘an epidemic of hunger in Scotland’.

Ewan Gurr made the comments as the charity reported a 6% increase in referrals last year.

The 51 foodbanks across Scotland run in partnership with the trust distributed 63,794 supplies of emergency food between April and September 2016, compared to 60,458 in the same period in 2015. 20,332 of these referrals were for children.

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