The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh

IMPORTANT

Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.


Details
Covid-19 Service UPDATE...

East Foodbank (Trussell Trust)
Tel: 0131 444 0030
Email: info@edinburghnw.foodbank.org.uk
Web: edinburghnw.foodbank.org.uk

Agency referrals

Refer by phoning up or by emailing edinburghfoodbank@blythswood.org with the client’s name, date of birth, postcode and how many people the food is for.

Normal service details...

Get Help...

Please see Please visit the website for more details https://edinburghnw.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/how-to-get-help.

Your local food bank will be able to tell you which referral agencies they work with in your area and how you can get a voucher.

Everyone who visits the South Leith Parish Church Foodbank Centre for emergency food MUST HAVE A VALID FOODBANK VOUCHER.

Visiting a Foodbank...

You will be welcomed by volunteers to discuss your needs and prepare your food parcel.

We know that crisis can strike anyone and we also understand how difficult it can be to think about walking through a foodbank door. That’s why our foodbank volunteers aim to welcome everyone who comes to the foodbank with compassion, kindness and a listening ear.

Meeting Your Needs...

Your foodbank voucher will be exchanged for three days of emergency food. We want to make sure that we give you the right food to meet your needs, so please do let our volunteers know if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies, for example, gluten free, halal or vegetarian.

Preparing Your Food...

Whilst your food parcel is being prepared, a volunteer will offer you a warm drink and a biscuit. They will also be available if you would like to have a chat. Your food parcel will be packed into supermarket carrier bags. If you prefer to bring your own bags those can be used instead.

Practical Guidance & Support...

Foodbank volunteers take the time to listen and support you. They are specially trained to know about local services and offer practical guidance so that you have access to the right support, helping you to break out of crisis.

WHAT’S IN A FOOD PARCEL?

Our foodbank provides three days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food.

The Trussell Trust has worked with nutritionists to ensure food parcels contains sufficient nutrition for at least three days worth of healthy, balanced meals for individuals and families.

A TYPICAL FOOD PARCEL INCLUDES:

- Breakfast cereals
- Soup
- Pasta
- Rice
- Pasta sauce
- Tinned beans
- Tinned meat
- Tinned vegetables
- Tinned fruit
- Tea or coffee
- Sugar
- Biscuits
- Snacks

Dietary Requirements...

Our foodbank can usually adapt your food parcel to meet your dietary needs, for example, gluten free, halal or vegetarian. When you arrive at the foodbank centre, a volunteer will chat to you about an special dietary requirements you may have.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A FOODBANK VOUCHER!!

If you do not have a foodbank voucher, please see https://edinburghne.foodbank.org.uk/get-help.
Ages
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
Days and Times
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday 11:00am - 12:30pm
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Venue
St Margaret's Parish Church
27 Restalrig Road South, Restalrig
Edinburgh
EH7 6LF

Localities
North East 
Contact Details

This record was last modified on: 08 September 2020