The figures published by the Trussell Trust are alarming and highlight a continued increase in food bank usage, which is worrying.
The figures also show that UK Government benefit changes and delays continue to be the most common reason for people seeking emergency food aid.
These new figures will put further pressure on Chancellor George Osborne to scrap his planned cuts to Tax Credits as the policy only serves to punish the most vulnerable in our society.
Trussell Trust figures show:
- There were 60,458 referrals to Trussell Trust foodbanks in Scotland in April to September 2015. This represents an increase of 17 per cent compared to the same quarter last year.
- 19,058 referrals were for children.
Further information can be obtained from the Trussell Trust website