Covid-19 Service UPDATE...
NB: Assistance is available from the North West, Central and East Foodbanks by agency referral only.
North West, Central and East Foodbanks
Main Contact: Edinburgh Food Project
Tel: 0131 444 0030
Refer by phoning up or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the client’s name, date of birth, postcode and how many people the food is for.
Normal service details...
Everyone who visits the Pilton 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
- Pasta sauce
- Tinned beans
- Tinned meat
- Tinned vegetables
- Tinned fruit
- Tea or coffee
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.