The Poverty Alliance carried out a Scottish Government commissioned research project on emergency food aid provision in Scotland. The project is ran between June 2014 and January 2015 and involved research with emergency food aid providers to better understand the links and connections between the different providers, and the referral processes that are in place. This project had the following aims:
· To gain a better understanding of the range of support delivered by emergency food providers;
· To enable emergency food aid providers to better refer their clients to the additional support that they may require;
· To contribute to combating the growth of food poverty in Scotland.
An important outcome of the research was a suite of materials to assist those delivering emergency food aid to better link with mainstream services. Data was gathered through an online survey of emergency food aid providers and a series of focus groups and interviews with providers and other key stakeholders.
The final report and materials was published in January 2015. You can download the full report here.