As announced this afternoon by Nicola Sturgeon, families in Scotland with children on free school meals will be eligible for a new £100 per child grant to support them through winter. This is very welcome news that’ll help families keep their heads above water. Read our full response below.

Families have been struggling to put food on the table for too long, this payment is a welcome step from the Scottish Government. It shows a Government that is ready to listen and take action to help those on low incomes.

We believe cash payments are the best way yo help families out of poverty. It is dignified and gives families control over how they spend their money.

The Scottish Pantry Network