Independent food banks and increased need for emergency
food parcels since the outbreak of COVID-19
Scotland’s independent food banks report at least doubling in need for emergency food parcels compared to last year’s April to July figures
Our latest report looks at data from independent food banks in Scotland comparing February to July 2019 with February to July 2020. The full report on these figures can be found here.
At least 182,863 emergency food parcels have been distributed by 70 independent food banks in Scotland (February - July 2020)
IFAN independent food banks reported a 177% increase in number of 3-day emergency food parcels distributed comparing May 2019 with May 2020
Our UK-wide latest report looks at data collated from 100 organisations operating 191 independent food banks operating across England, Scotland and Wales and able to provide data for both February to May 2019 and February to May 2020. Comparing the months May 2019 and May 2020, independent food banks have seen a 177% increase in the number of emergency food parcels distributed. Data contributed by a further 34 organisations running 47 independent food parcel distribution venues were also analysed.
From May 2019 and May 2020, Independent food banks have seen a 177% increase in the distribution of emergency food parcels.
Our last report looked at data collated from 112 organisations operating 213 independent food banks operating across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and able to provide figures for both February to April 2019 and February to April 2020. Comparing the months April 2019 and April 2020, independent food banks have seen a 175% increase in the number of emergency food parcels distributed.