The EVOC Red Book

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


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.

Organisation Details

Post Code
Telephone 0789 534 7157
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  • Family Support
  • Older People
  • Poverty
  • Self Help/Support
  • Social Care

An Edinburgh-based community organisation has provided over 50,000 people in Edinburgh with fresh meals since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, causing many to experience food poverty first hand.

Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts, was founded in April as a direct response to the coronavirus crisis with the aim to provide local residents with safe access to healthy food.

The Leith-based organisation is run entirely by volunteers, including over 30 out-of-work chefs, and takes surplus foods which would otherwise to go waste to create packs to feed someone for a day. To date, over 15,000 kg of food has been saved and redistributed locally.

Food packs of breakfast, lunch and dinner are delivered directly to the doors of those in need while there are two daily hot food services on-site - “Lunchtime on Leith” - serving around 100 locals every day.

Hundreds of kitchens, empty. Thousands of chefs, 'redundant'. Tonnes of food rotting in warehouses. Millions forced to choose between risking infection or going hungry. EKFH are pro chefs, opening kitchens and turning surplus food into emergency meals.



Name Telephone Cost Actions
Food Packs 07895 347 157 More info »
FREE Lunch/Dinner 0789 534 7157 More info »