Donate food to help local people.

Big or small, every gift you give helps transform lives.

Since 2014

We have helped feed over 9,000 families

Across the EH6 & EH7 Postcode areas.

Food Distributed

263 tonnes

since 2014.

how to help

How to help our Foodbank

Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.

Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.

Our shopping list on the right shows the food items that we need right now.

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis.

Occasionally we send food to other nearby foodbanks to support their work particularly if they experience shortages. This ensures your donations go to help people wherever in the UK they are.

Please contact us if you have any questions about donating food.


Our Shopping List

Urgently Needed Items


Tinned Fruit


Tinned/pots of custard or rice pudding


Tinned Vegetables


Tinned Meat


Pasta Sauces




Tinned Tomatoes





Items we do not need

Donation Points

If you are happy to drop off food donations, please see the table below for our food collection point locations:


Edinburgh North East Foodbank Warehouse

Edinburgh North East Foodbank
19 Stewartfield


Tesco, leith

76 Duke Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8HL (In store shoppers only)

Open: Mon-Sat 06:00-00:00, Sun 08:00-22:00


Asda, Newhaven

ASDA Newhaven (In store shoppers only)

Open: 24/7 after main till points


Lidl, Easter Road

Open: Mon-Sun 08.00-22.00

Other ways to give help


Volunteers are the life blood of foodbanks. Your skills could be just what we need.

Volunteers are the driving force behind foodbanks. There are thousands of volunteers across the UK, helping The Trussell Trust Foodbank Network get emergency food to people in crisis. We want you to enjoy volunteering and there are lots of ways to get involved. Whatever role you choose, you will make a real difference to the life of someone in crisis.

At Edinburgh NE food bank we have had an amazing response to our request for volunteers, so at present we are not recruiting. This may change in the future, so please pop back to our web site and check if we need your help. Thank you for your interest and please remember we are always looking for food donations.

Donating Money

Big or small, every gift you give helps transform lives.

Our foodbank is run by local people for local people, all monies received go directly to the food bank operation, purchasing food and other essentials i.e. toiletries. We have recently employed a General Manager who will help develop the work of the foodbank. Everyone else who works in and with, the Edinburgh NE foodbank, are unpaid, dedicated volunteers. We rely on the community’s support to ensure we can continue to stop people from going hungry. Can you invest in the future of our project and help us provide much-needed support to people in crisis in our community?

You can give regularly or just as a one off donation.

Our Upcoming Food Collections & Events

Get in Touch with us


0131 553 5694

North East Edinburgh Foodbank

South Leith Parish Church Halls