Supermarkets and other food suppliers have been urged by the food distribution charity FareShare to donate more of their surplus produce to help feed poor and homeless people.
An increasing number of cancer patients feel discriminated against when they return to work after treatment, according to Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Yorkhill Children's Foundation, which supports sick children in the greater Glasgow area, has relaunched itself as a national and international charity, and will now be known as Yorkhill Children's Charity.
The Scottish government is being urged by Save the Children to extend free childcare to families with two-year-olds who are living in poverty.
The number of British women under 50 who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year has topped 10,000 for the first time, according to Cancer Research UK.