More people in East Dunbartonshire are relying on foobanks than ever before.
That was the finding of a recent report published by the Trussell Trust.
The charity’s network of 52 Scottish foodbanks provided 145,865 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis - including 47,955 for children - during the 2016/17 financial year.
In East Dunbartonshire 3,723 emergency food supplies were handed out, compared to 2,890 in the previous year - an increase of 29 per cent.
A total of 1,083 of these were for children.
The figures show that low income has, for the first time, become the single biggest reason for a referral to a Scottish foodbank - 25 per cent compared to 21 per cent a year earlier.
Problems with benefit payments remain the biggest overall reason for a referral to a Trussell Trust foodbank in Scotland.
It accounts for 42 per cent of all referrals - 24 per cent for benefit delays and 18 per cent for benefit changes.