The Key Ideas

#76 Consider large scale collective bulk purchasing options to reduce the cost of core staple foods to mitigate poverty

Once the right of people not to be hungry is enshrined and understood (see part #75) it will give an impetus to consider further the availability of food in communities which have high levels of poverty. This could be based around a 'community hub' system where people would be able to buy quickly and cheaply, directly from suppliers. This can cut food costs through cutting out middle men. But clearly Scottish suppliers cannot provide the full range of foods throughout the year. A means of providing high-quality staple foods would be to use collective purchasing. This could be done on a voluntary and local basis, but this is unlikely to provide effective universal coverage. So either at municipal level or through a National Food Company, staple foods could be imported in bulk and sold through a hub network at close to cost.