Help us help local people in crisis.

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

Since we opened in 2014

We have helped feed 28,765 people

Across the EH6 & EH7 Postcode areas.

Food Collected

263 tonnes

since 2014.

Give Food

Donate food to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry.

Give a Donation

Donate Money to make sure that no one in our community has to go hungry.

Give Time

Volunteer to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry.

how to help

How to help our Foodbank

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. Your gift of financial support, time, business partnership and food can make a real difference.

There are 3 ways you can help us help local people:

Donating food

Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public.

Donating your time.

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

Donating Money

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.

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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food donations

Food Donations

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.

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.

We regularly update our “shopping list” to let you know the items we need most.

food donations

Volunteering

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.

Our Upcoming Food Collections & Events

Friday 1st December and Saturday 2nd December 2022 

TESCO LEITH

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

Phone

0131 553 5694

North East Edinburgh Foodbank

South Leith Parish Church Halls

Leith

Edinburgh