Ending the need for food banks: a draft national plan

Closed 25 Jan 2022

Opened 20 Oct 2021

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The draft national plan sets out what the Scottish Government are currently doing and what more we intend to do, alongside others, to end the need for food banks as a primary response to food insecurity.

The consultation questions will help us to identify further practical action that can be taken at all levels to deliver this vision. We are inviting responses to this consultation by 25 January 2022.

Read the consultation paper

Easy Read

An Easy Read version of the consultation paper is available. Easy read sumbissions should be sent to foodinsecurityteam@gov.scot alongisde a completed respondent information form. Alternatively these can be mailed to: Tackling Food Insecurity Team, Scottish Government, 2J North Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ

Why your views matter

The consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government's vision and approach to ending the need for food banks as a primary response to food insecurity, and invites further suggestions on what more can be done to shape a national plan. Views are sought by 25 January 2022.

What happens next

Thank you for pariticipating, we will consider these views in developing a final version of this plan which we intend to publish in 2022.



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