‘For nobody to go hungry during a time of crisis in the Kirkcaldy area and for everybody to share what they can’ is the foodbank’s mission. It provides emergency food for people in need and support them to find longer-term solutions. Between launch of the foodbank in early December 2013 and late January 2014, 184 emergency food aid boxes were distributed.Read ‘Kirkcaldy Foodbank’ here
Food poverty and access: case studies
Addressing food poverty in a sustainable way is the nub of what community food initiatives do, in supporting access to healthy affordable food and teaching food-related skills. Recently food banks have sprung up all over Scotland in response to need for emergency food aid. Many existing community food organisations have been part of this response and have been exploring how they can promote healthy eating habits while distributing food parcels.