Nourish Scotland and the Poverty Truth Commission have released a report that aims to be a practical resource to help community food providers to think about what dignity looks like in practice and how this can be achieved.
Dignity in Practice looks at how a number of people who are experiencing food insecurity face not only the lack of adequate food; they also often have to face feeling shame and disempowerment, experiencing social stigma and being isolated. Community food initiatives can have a positive and important role to play in protecting and restoring people’s sense of dignity.
The report builds on the Dignity Principles developed by the Independent Group on Food Poverty and adopted by the Scottish Government to underpin its work to tackle food insecurity.
Tools for community food providers has also been published.
More information about the Dignity project is available on the Nourish website.