The move at a Glasgow Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) comes as politicians at Westminster faced accusations of being out of touch with the grim reality for families in poverty.
In June, Councillor David McDonald tabled a motion to ask Glasgow City Council to help increasing numbers of desperate people who are going hungry.
The SNP member for Greater Pollok asked the authority to provide support to help the life-line services grow and assist more people.
As well as forming a working group to liaise between community organisations providing foodbanks and other partners in the local authority, the council wrote to the Department of Work and Pensions to highlight the impact of benefit reform.
Last week, it received a response, which Mr McDonald described as "disappointing".
In particular he criticised a line: "The increased emphasis on reducing food waste may well be one of the drivers for growth in the number of foodbanks and similar initiatives and, consequently, the increased use by families."
Councillor McDonald said: "That is a strange way of trying to pass the buck and does not really reflect the feeling on the ground that food banks are a lifeline for people.
"It shows how out of touch the government is on issues like this."
We reported last month that Glasgow South East Food Bank in Govanhill, gave out 3000 meals in a month.
Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for the CAB said it has seen clients accessing the service when they are desperately in need, without money, food or fuel. She said the bureau was increasingly concerned by the hardship facing clients and early next month, 60 members of staff will undergo intensive training.
The move comes after the Stirling CAB produced an emergency survival guide for people struggling on the bread line.
While staff at its Glasgow's branch say they don't intend to produce a similar document, they praised the guide and revealed they are to run the interactive training.
Bureau manager Vincent Chudy said: "Our volunteers are such a valuable asset to our organisation and they are always kept busy with the high demand for advice.
"They are already devoting so much time to help others so we hope to provide the necessary information for them in an easily digestible way."
In his response to Glasogw City Council, Mark Hoban MP, Minister for Employment said: "This Government is committed to helping families on low income and the benefit system is there to cover essential costs, which include food.
"The first point of contact for an individual family where this appears not to be the case is Jobcentre Plus, where staff will investigate their circumstances and see if any further help can be extended to them.
"In a number of communities around the country there are local initiatives that can supplement the benefit system.
"We welcome this; for example where a supermarket channels surplus food to low-income families through local charities."