Weekly Food Bank at ACE & More Food Solidarity

Food and Resources Bank at ACE every Thursday 10.30am – 2pm

Organised by Oficina Precaria / Precarity Office Scotland / PIE – non-perishable food, toiletries, hygiene products and some children’s clothes are available free. Their website here. There’s also an Emergency 1-Stop Shop 11:30 – 1pm and 3:30 – 4:30pm providing advice and support. Free soup is also available during these hours both available on a Thursday.

The Oficina Precaria Resource Bank is now OPEN on Thursdays from 10:30am – 2pm at ACE, 17 West Montgomery Place EH7 5HA.  No referral or prior booking needed. Covid safety measures in place: masks, hand sanitiser, only one person per household inside the premises please, and only one person visiting the foodbank at a time.

All welcome.  You do not need a referral or to provide any paperwork or ‘proof of status’. Just turn up.

ECAP Support

ECAP is pleased to report that thanks to a grant obtained by ACE, we have some resources for food solidarity. If you are not able to go out to access the foodbank please contact ecap@lists.riseup.net and we can arrange to get some groceries and essential supplies and deliver them to you. Also, ECAP anticipates soon to have some food vouchers redeemable at a local supermarket, if this could help you please contact us at ecap@lists.riseup.net (or leave a message at 0131 557 6242)

More info on food solidarity initiatives and coronavirus support here. Also, this page on the ECAP website is updated with free foodbank and free delivery services now available.

Foodbank Referral

In Edinburgh you can get a foodbank referral by ringing the Scottish Welfare Fund on 0131 529 5299 and choosing option 5. You don’t need to get an organisation to ring for you, you can do it yourself. But if you have any problems contact ECAP.

Other Sources of Help

The Food Solidarity group on Facebook, includes a list of places to eat free / cheaply in Edinburgh. Another list of places in Edinburgh to eat free or very cheap can be got from Streetwork.

If you can update any of this information, or supply food for the ECAP drop-in, please contact us on ecap@lists.riseup.net