Trussell Trust



Charities benefit from increased Phoenix Group support

Life insurance and pension fund manager Phoenix Group is increasing its support to charities in Scotland by donating £20,000 to both Cyrenians and Social Bite, each of whom works with people who are in vulnerable situations and either on the edge of or already experiencing homelessness.

Published 27 May 2020

Emergency free meals delivered through £70m Food Fund

More community food projects will receive funding to provide emergency free meals to those most in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 20 April 2020

RBS converts Edinburgh HQ into COVID-19 food supply centre

The Royal Bank of Scotland has converted its Edinburgh headquarters in Gogarburn into a distribution centre to supply food and hygiene products to the Trussell Trust food banks and Social Bite.

Published 30 March 2020

New report highlights ‘shame’ of soaring food bank use in Scotland

More than 1,000 emergency food parcels were handed out on average every day in Scotland over an 18 month period, new figures have shown.

Published 9 January 2020

Foodbank use in Scotland rises almost 80% in five years

The number of foodbank parcels handed out in Scotland rose by almost 80% in five years, according to shocking new statistics provided by the Trussell Trust.

Published 6 January 2020

Taylor Wimpey West Scotland donates to four local foodbanks

As part of its ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, Taylor Wimpey West Scotland has donated cash and essential food items worth over £800 to four local Trussell Trust foodbanks situated across its west of Scotland operating area.

Published 17 December 2019

Universal Credit ‘income shock’ could drive foodbank use

Foodbank provider Trussell Trust has issued a stark warning to MSPs that Universal Credit could drive in-work poverty and foodbank use.

Published 25 October 2018

Campaigners call for benefits reform as foodbank use hits record high

Campaigners have urged the UK government to urgently halt Universal Credit as new figures show foodbank use in Scotland has soared to record levels.

Published 24 April 2018

Charity calls for Universal Credit changes as food bank demand hits record levels

The Trussell Trust has called for urgent action to improve the system of Universal Credit after new figures revealed a 20% rise in the use of food banks in Scotland in the last year.

Published 7 November 2017

Hair raising new look for Hillcrest fundraiser

A brave Dundee woman was given an extreme spring makeover when her head was shaved to raise money for a foodbank charity.

Published 26 April 2017

Scotland’s first ‘fuel bank’ opens in Glasgow

A “fuel bank” which offers pre-pay meter vouchers to those struggling to afford to light and heat their homes has opened in Glasgow.

Published 5 August 2016

Foodbank use ‘at a record high’ in Scotland

The use of foodbanks in Scotland remains at record levels, figures published by The Trussell Trust have revealed.

Published 15 April 2016

Dundee Fairness Commission to discuss food security and fuel poverty

The reality of not knowing where your next meal is coming from and the stark choice between eating and heating will be put under the spotlight by the Dundee Fairness Commission next week.

Published 11 December 2015

Surge in Scottish food bank use

Published 18 November 2015

Benefit sanctions blamed for increased use of food banks

Gaps in the social security safety net are the key reason why people in Scotland are turning to food banks, according to a new report.

Published 22 September 2015