Trussell Trust

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The Trussell Trust has called for urgent action to improve the system of Universal Credit after new figures revealed a 20% rise in the use of food banks in Scotland in the last year. According to the charity, a record 76,764 three-day emergency food supply packs were given to people in need in the f

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A brave Dundee woman was given an extreme spring makeover when her head was shaved to raise money for a foodbank charity. The newly hairless hero, Joy Watson, went under the clippers at Hillcrest Group’s HQ to raise funds for The Trussell Trust.

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A “fuel bank” which offers pre-pay meter vouchers to those struggling to afford to light and heat their homes has opened in Glasgow. The initiative, which gives people who are suffering from food poverty pre-payment meter vouchers for gas or electricity, is available at Glasgow South East Foodba

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The use of foodbanks in Scotland remains at record levels, figures published by The Trussell Trust have revealed. In the 2014/15 financial year, 133,726 emergency supply packages were given out to people in crisis by The Trussell Trust's 51 food banks - an increase of 13% on the previous year.

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Food bank use in Scotland has increased to record levels, with more than 60,000 referrals over a six-month period, according to the Trussell Trust which said on average people needed 1.7 referrals, suggesting 35,000 individuals received help.

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Gaps in the social security safety net are the key reason why people in Scotland are turning to food banks, according to a new report. Published by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, in association with the Trussell Trust and Oxfam Scotland, the report builds upon UK-wide research wh

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David Mundell Scotland's only Conservative MP who has previously said he took tales of the hardship experienced by foodbank users “with a pinch of salt” is to open a new centre in Scotland this week.

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The number of British people relying on food banks is expected to reach one million, according to figures from the Trussell Trust, the UK's biggest provider of emergency food aid. The report by the trust, which has more than 400 food banks in Britain, showed the number of people given three days' em

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(left to right) Steven Hamilton, Apex staff member; David Cohen, Wigtown District Management Committee (DMC) member; Gary Small, service development manager for Apex, South West Scotland; Mhairi Ross, Apex Centre co-ordinator; Willie Kirsopp, Wigtown DMC member and Alison Bennewith, Apex foodbank co

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