Helping local people in crisis

Since we opened in 2014

We have helped feed 7,933 families

Across the EH6 & EH7 Postcode areas.

Food Distributed

263 tonnes

since 2014.

Get Help

We know that anyone can reach crisis point and we’re here to help when that happens.

Give Help

We want to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry, but we need your help to make this happen.

who we are

How our Foodbank Works

We know that anyone can find themselves at crisis point for a number of different reasons.

In order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation, we work with local agencies. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher. The local agency can also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis. 

Our foodbank works using a voucher system.

When you visit a referral agency they will take some basic details from you to complete the voucher. This will help them to identify the cause of your crisis and offer practical guidance. It also means we are able to prepare suitable emergency food for the right number of people.

Become a Friend of the Foodbank

Become a Friend of the North East Edinburgh Foodbank with regular donations will help us make a real difference to many thousands of people lives.

Donate regularly to help local people

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Our Foodbank in numbers

We know it isn’t right that anyone should be left hungry or living in extreme poverty. But whilst we work for long-term change, our food banks provides emergency food and compassionate, dignified support to people locked in crisis.

Here’s how many people we have helped since we opened in 2014.

Food Given Out

263 tonnes

Numder of people helped


Children Given Meals


Our Upcoming Food Collections & Events

Friday 1st December and Saturday 2nd December 2022 


9:30am - 4pm

Latest News & Updates

Urgently Needed-Bags for Life

Urgently Needed-Bags for Life

Urgently Needed-Bags for LifeWe are currently in need of supermarket bags for life. These are required to allow people who visit the foodbank to take their food home. Bags can be dropped off at the distribution centres during opening times or at our warehouse. If you...

#scrap the cap

#scrap the cap

#ScrapTheCapThe benefit cap locks people into poverty, and prevents them accessing the support they need to live a decent life. Let’s give families what they need. Let’s #MeetTheNeed and #ScrapTheCap. Latest NewsA big thank you to Tesco Leith customers for supporting...

Our Tesco Collection

Our Tesco Collection

Thank you for your DonationsNext Supermarket Collection Saturday 4th December Asda Newhaven 9.30am – 4pmLatest NewsA big thank you to Tesco Leith customers for supporting our foodbank last weekend (19th and 20th Nov 21). We collected 249kg of food. If you would like...

Get in Touch with us


0131 553 5694

North East Edinburgh Foodbank

South Leith Parish Church Halls