Food aid organisations are now able to apply for funding through the Scottish Government £500,000 Emergency Food Fund (EFF).
EFF will support projects which respond to immediate demands for emergency food aid and help to address the underlying causes of food poverty.
Applications are invited for larger grants, up to four of which will be awarded at between £30,000 and £50,000 each. Smaller grants of up to £10,000 each will also be awarded, with £1000 being the minimum value for any individual grant.
Grants will be given to projects that concentrate on preventing food crisis recurring, those that build connections between food aid providers, advice and support agencies and organisations working to promote healthy eating and reduce food waste.