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

Address Mustard Seed, St Margaret's Church, 170 Easter Road
Post Code EH7 5QE
Locality North East 
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Soul Food is more than a meal.

At a Soul Food meal we hope to offer some respite and support to anyone dealing with the challenges of homelessness, poverty or loneliness.

We set up a table, cook a meal and go out into the streets of our city and invite our neighbours to dinner.

We offer a meal to homeless and marginalised people each week.

With the distinct value that Soul Food is always more than a meal, our vision is centred around the power of a table. Holding to the fact that hospitality is something which is core to the very heart of Christianity, we hope that the ordinary setting of a dinner place becomes a space of life-changing relationship and community.
By setting a table and sharing a meal, Soul Food hopes to provide a context that offers a place of safety and security where people feel accepted, respected, valued, loved and heard.

Soul Food values:

- Generous meals of high quality food
- A safe space (no alcohol or drugs, no rude or threatening behaviour)
- Everyone - volunteer or guest - treated as equals, with kindness and respect
- A commitment to walk alongside anyone in need of support
- Collaboration with other agencies and organisations engaging in homelessness and poverty



Name Telephone Cost Actions
Community Meal - Carrubbers Christian Centre More info »
Community Meal - Central Church More info »
Community Meal - City of Edinburgh Methodist Church More info »
Community Meal - Oxgangs Neighbourhood Centre More info »
Community Meal - St Margaret's Episcopal Church More info »
Soul Food for Families - St Margaret's Episcopal Church More info »