Campaigners say a reduction in the wait for people claiming Universal Credit payments does not go far enough.
The boss of a busy foodbank charity has condemned plans to introduce outdoor drinking at the new look Perth Theatre.
Staff at a Dundee foodbank admit they are on standby for an upsurge in applications following the roll-out of a controversial shake-up of the social security system.
Foodbanks could struggle to meet demand this winter unless urgent action is taken to improve Universal Credit (UC), the Government is being warned.
Dundee Foodbank organisers say they expects pleas for help to soar if the city is hit by a poverty crisis as the new Universal Credit benefit is rolled out.
A tin of Heinz kidney soup dating back at least 46 years has been donated to a foodbank which was also given a 35-year-old tin of sweetcorn.
A Fife foodbank is facing such demand it fears it will struggle to provide for families at Christmas in the way it did last year.
A Dundee foodbank is appealing for an "extra pair of hands" as it continues to experience an unusually busy summer.
There were almost 10,000 referrals for emergency food packages in Dundee last year, as the number of people requiring foodbanks in Scotland rose for the sixth year in a row.
The demand for Tayside foodbanks shows no sign of slowing as the traditional post-Christmas lull failed to materialise.