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FOODBANK USE RISES

Scottish foodbank use has risen again to record levels, according to new figures published by the Trussell Trust.

The Trust’s 52 Scottish foodbanks provided 145,865 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis – including 47,955 for children – during the 2016/17 financial year. This is a nine per cent increase on the year before.

The Christian charity, the largest provider of foodbanks in Scotland (many of them run from local churches), also said that for the first time low income has become the biggest single reason for referral to a Scottish foodbank, accounting for a quarter of all referrals.

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