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Food Banks

People can go hungry for many different reasons from redundancy to getting an unexpected bill when on a low income.

Should you find yourself in this position, food banks can provide short term access to emergency food and support for people experiencing a crisis.

Food banks are non-profit organisations that receive publicly donated food which is then sorted by volunteers and distributed as food parcels. The simple service of providing enough food for a few days can relieve stress, and prevent crime and family breakdown.

Several charitable organisations have set up food banks in Fife. Customers in crisis may be referred to a food bank by:

  • Fife Council's Welfare Fund team (tel. 0300 555 0265),
  • their Social Worker,
  • Out of Hours Social Worker (tel. 03451 55 00 99), or by
  • Citizens Advice & Rights Fife (www.cabfife.org.uk,  Units 7 & 8, Craig Mitchell House, Flemington Road, Glenrothes, KY7 5QF).


Some GPs and health visitors can also refer you.

As well as food banks, a number of institutions in Fife also provide drop-in sessions where the homeless and people at risk of being made homeless can access to hot food.

Foodbank and free hot meal locations 

Area

Name

Referral?

Service

Location & Contact

Cowdenbeath

Benarty food bank (satellite of Dunfermline Trussel Trust)

Referral needed

Food parcels Mon, Wed, Fri 16:00 to 18:00

BRAG Centre, Main Street, Crosshill, Lochgelly KY5 8BJ

 

Cowdenbeath food bank (satellite of Dunfermline Trussel Trust)

Referral needed

Food parcels Tues & Thurs 16:00 to 18:00

Fountain meeting rooms, 39 Broad Street, Cowdenbeath, Fife, KY4 8JP

Dunfermline

Dunfermline Trussell Trust food bank

Referral needed

 Food parcels Mon, Wed & Fri 16:00 to 18:00

Dickson House Centre, Dickson Street, Dunfermline KY12 7SL

Glenrothes

Glenrothes Trussell Trust food bank

Referral needed

Food parcels Mon, Wed and Fri, 13:00 to 16:45

Caledonia House, Pentland Park, Saltire Centre, Glenrothes, KY6 2AQ

 

Y-Lunch (formerly the Gravy Train)

 No

Hot meals Wednesday afternoons

YMCA, North Street, Glenrothes KY7 5PP

Kirkcaldy

Kirkcaldy food bank

Food voucher from referral agent needed.

Food parcels. Monday - Friday 0900-1630

Link Living, West Bridge, Mill Bridge Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 1TE. www.kirkcaldyfoodbank.org.uk/

 

Kirkcaldy food bank

Food voucher from referral agent needed.

Monday and Wednesday 1430 - 1530, and Thursday 1400 - 1500

Salvation Army, 125 High Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 1LW. www.kirkcaldyfoodbank.org.uk/

 

Kirkcaldy food bank

Food voucher from referral agent needed. Will consider self-referral

Monday -Thursday 1000 - 1600, and Friday 1000 - 1500

St Bryce Kirk, St Brycedale Avenue, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 1ET. www.kirkcaldyfoodbank.org.uk/

 

Kirkcaldy food bank

Food voucher from referral agent needed.

Monday - Friday 0930 - 1230

Linton Lane Community Centre, Linton Lane, Templehall, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6LF
www.kirkcaldyfoodbank.org.uk.

 

Kirkcaldy food bank

Food voucher from referral agent needed.

Thursday 1230 and 1430

Methodist Church on St Clair Street, Kirkcaldy KY1 2BS
www.kirkcaldyfoodbank.org.uk

Levenmouth

Levenmouth Trussell Trust food bank

Referral needed

Food parcels Mon + Fri 4-6pm

Methil Evangelical Church, Bowling Green Street, Methil KY8 3DH

 

Leven Toastie Club, Bethany Christian Trust

No

Hot food Tuesday 12-2pm

Forth Street Halls, Forth Street, Leven

 

Café Connect

No

Every Tuesday am from 10am to 12 noon – come for a cuppa and a chat

Methil Evangelical Church, Bowling Green Street, Methil KY8 3DH

 

The Livingroom

No

The first Friday of every month from 7 pm to 9 pm - .     This is a themed meal and recent meals have been curry, chilli and a soup night……

Methil Evangelical Church, Bowling Green Street, Methil KY8 3DH

North-East Fife

East Neuk food bank

No – drop in

Tuesdays 12-4 and Thursdays 4-6

Anstruther Church, Burial Brae, Crail Rd, Anstruther

 

ENrRGI cafe

Referral needed

Cafe open Mon-Fri 10-3pm. Food parcels also available but referral only

32 East St, St Monans

 

Cupar Lighthouse cafe

No

Low-cost meals available for all

63 Bonnygate, Cupar

 

Cupar Trussell Trust food bank

Referral needed

Food parcels Mon 11-3pm, Wed 5-6pm, Fri 11-3pm and 5-6pm

21 St Catherine Street, Cupar, KY15 4TA

 

Storehouse food bank

Referral needed

Tues + Thurs 10-4pm, Fri 10-12.30pm

Storehouse, Vineyard Centre, 62A Largo Road, St Andrews KY16 8RP

 

Taybridgehead food bank

Referral needed

Food parcels. Food bank volunteers will contact you to arrange delivery/ collection.

Not open to public, but service provides parcels to Tayport, Newport, Wormit, Gauldry, Balmerino and surrounding areas.

South-West Fife

Inverkeithing food bank (satellite of Dunfermline Trussel Trust)

Referral needed

Food parcels Tues & Thurs 4-6pm

Town Hall, Townhall Street, Inverkeithing

 

Rosyth food bank (satellite of Dunfermline Trussel Trust)

Referral needed

Food parcels Mon, Wed + Fri 4-6pm

Parish Church, Queensferry Road, Rosyth

 


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