Referrals to Dundee’s largest foodbank operator have increased by more than 55% in the last 12 months, with an average of 30 people given food parcels each day.
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Dundee East MSP Shona Robison has hit out at the UK Government after new figures showed foodbank use in Dundee has risen by 34% on last year – more than double the rate elsewhere in Scotland.
The Overgate Shopping Centre has thanked its customers after more than £3,000 worth of food parcels were donated.
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An SOS has been issued by Dundee Foodbank for more supplies as hundreds more people are forced to turn to the service to feed their families.
Foodbank use in Dundee still remains high — despite fewer parcels being handed out in the last year, according to the local manager.
Kind-hearted volunteers are being sought in Dundee to help with a nationwide food collection to help people in need this Christmas.
Staff at Dundee Foodbank say they are bracing themselves for more than 1,000 extra service users this winter as people struggle to cope with a benefits shake-up.
Shoppers in Dundee have demonstrated their generosity this month, donating 10,371 meals to foodbank charity The Trussell Trust and food redistribution charity FareShare for Tesco’s Neighbourhood Food Collection.
The manager of Dundee’s foodbank has spoken of his disappointment that more people have had to come to the charity than ever before.