Help local people in crisis.

Volunteers are the life blood of our foodbanks.

Since we opened in 2014

We have helped feed 7,933 families

Across the EH6 & EH7 Postcode areas.

Food Collected

263 tonnes

since 2014.

how to help

Volunteer at our Foodbank

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.

See our current opportunites

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

Contact us for information

If you would like more information about volunteering at our foodbank please get in touch with us.

Volunteering Opportunities

We want volunteering with us to be both enjoyable and rewarding; there are lots of ways to get involved, from meeting clients to helping in our warehouse. Whatever role you choose, you will make a real difference to local families in crisis.

Opportunities will be added as they arise, so do check back if none is currently available. New roles are also advertised on social media, so remember to follow us.

Currently no volunteering opportunities

Other ways to help

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

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