Edinburgh Food Project

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Unit 12 New Lairdship Yards,Broomhouse Road
EH11 3UY

0131 444 0030

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Who we are and what we do

Edinburgh Food Project opened in 2012 to give people in crisis hope, practical help, and a brighter future. We value all of our supporters who make a big difference.

We provide three days’ emergency food and support to local men, women and children in crisis. Our vision is to ensure that no-one in Edinburgh has to go hungry.

The families and individuals who come to us have been referred by care professionals. Social workers, health visitors, school liaison officers and others, work with us to help people in crisis so that they do not have to go hungry.

All of our food is generously donated by people in the local community (schools, businesses, churches and individuals) and volunteers of all backgrounds help to sort, pack, and distribute food parcels to individuals and families in need.  Local people are feeding local people.

Last year we helped 7,743 people, of whom 2,720 were children. So far this year we have seen a 32% increase in the number of people referred to us. With the recent changes to the benefit system, wage freezes and ever increasing living costs, we are preparing for a significant increase in demand.

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