Increasingly community food initiatives across Scotland are responding to demands for emergency food aid for those experiencing the most severe effects of food poverty. The provision of emergency food parcels through food banks is rapidly growing; however, balancing the need for short term emergency food aid with creating sustainable change for people experiencing food poverty is an emergent challenge across Scotland.
Community Food and Health (Scotland) or CFHS is looking to hear about your experiences of responding to the need within communities for emergency food aid. Considering the demand you are experiencing for support within communities and the type of work you are doing to respond to these needs, please share with us ‘key messages’ which you believe are important for policy makers; practitioners; and funders.
Please use this template to respond.
This learning will help inform future work of CFHS and to influence the work of other policy makers, practitioners and funders. It will enable us to highlight the contribution of community food initiatives whilst also recognising where policy and practice developments are needed.