Moray Citizens Advice Bureau is urging local people to take part in a national survey on issues relating to food, including cost, choice, access and quality.
The Food on the Table survey will run for the next month. It is available online at www.cas.org.uk/foodonthetable and paper copies will also be available at the local Citizens Advice Bureau at 6 Moss Street, Elgin, IV30 1LU.
Moray Citizens Advice Bureau Manager Mary Riley says,
“The people who come through our doors often talk about how hard it can be for them to put food on the table. Cost is certainly a major issue for many, but it is not the only one. We also hear from people who find it hard to access good quality food in the local shops.”
There will also be an event promoting the survey on Thursday 4th October (10 am to 2 pm) at TESCO.
A survey carried out for Citizens Advice Scotland in April found that 33% of Scots had gone without food in the past year due to lack of money (28% said this had happened between 1 and 6 times, and 5% said it had happened more than 6 times).
The same survey also found that 71% of Scots were concerned about Brexit, and of these 65% cited the cost of food and other essentials as a concern; 33% also cited the availability and choice of fresh food.