Food in Fife

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, or by
  • Citizens Advice & Rights Fife.


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. 

 

There are many other initiatives in Fife where people can access free or low-cost healthy food.   These include community cafes, community fridges / pantries, and community growing spaces.

 

Fife Health and Social Care Partnership, Health Promotion (Food and Health Team) have kindly provided some affordable, healthy, quick and very easy basic recipes that you might find useful - see publications at bottom of this page.   

 

 Foodbanks  

 

Dunfermline Foodbank

 

Dickson House Centre

Dickson Street

Dunfermline   KY12 7SL

 

07580 231 286

dunfermlinefoodbank@gmail.com

Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Between 4 pm and 6 pm

 

 

Voucher - Issued by partner agencies exchanged for 3 day food parcel

 

Max of 3 vouchers in 6 month

Rosyth Foodbank

 

Rosyth Parish Church

Queensferry Road

Rosyth   KY11 2PQ

07580 231 286

foodbankinrosyth@gmail.com

Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Between 4 pm and 6 pm

 

Voucher - Issued by partner agencies exchanged for 3 day food parcel

Max of 3 vouchers in 6 month

 

 

Inverkeithing Foodbank

 

Old Townhouse

2 Townhall Street

Inverkeithing   KY11 1LX

07580 231 286

Open Tuesday and Thursday

Between 4 pm and 6 pm

 

Voucher - Issued by partner agencies exchanged for 3 day food parcel

Max of 3 vouchers in 6 month

 

 

Benarty Foodbank

 

BRAG Enterprises Crosshill Business Centre

Mains Street

Crosshill   KY5 8BJ

 

07580 231 286

Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Between   4 pm – 6 pm

Voucher - Issued by partner agencies exchanged for 3 day food parcel

Max of 3 vouchers in 6 month

 

Cowdenbeath Foodbank

 

The Fountain Meeting Rooms

Broad Street

Cowdenbeath   KY4 8JA

 

07580 231 286

Open Tuesday and Thursday 

Between 4 pm – 6 pm

 

 

Voucher - Issued by partner agencies exchanged for 3 day food parcel

Max of 3 vouchers in 6 month

 

 

 

Levenmouth Foodbank

 

Methil Evangelical Church

Bowling Green Street

Methil

KY8 3DH

07966 502 854

levenmouthfoodbank@gmail.com

Open Monday and Friday

Between 4 pm and 6 pm

 

 **** As from Friday 2nd November the opening times will be Monday and Friday between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm ****

 

Voucher - Issued by partner agencies exchanged for 3 day food parcel

 

Max of 3 vouchers in 6 month

 

 

 

Glenrothes Foodbank

 

Caledonia House

Pentland Park

Saltire Centre

Glenrothes   KY6 2AQ

 

01592 631088

info@glenrothes.foodbank.org.uk

Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Between 1pm and 4.45pm

 

Voucher - Issued by partner agencies exchanged for 3 day food parcel

 

Max of 3 vouchers in 6 month

 

 

Cupar Foodbank

 

21 St Catherine Street

Cupar     KY15 4TA

 

07474 453153

Info@cupar.foodbank.org.uk

 

Open:

Monday         11 am – 3 pm
Wednesday   5 pm – 6 pm
Friday            11 am – 3 pm & 5 pm – 6pm pm                  

 

Voucher - Issued by partner agencies exchanged for 3 day food parcel

 

Max of 3 vouchers in 6 month

 

 

 

Kirkcaldy Foodbank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 St Bryce Church, St Brycedale Avenue,

Kirkcaldy, KY1 1ET

  

 Linton Lane Centre, Linton Lane, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6LF–

  

Salvation Army, The Mercat, 125 High Street, Kirkcaldy,  KY1 1LW

  

Solid Rock Care, High Street, Burntisland

(For customer residing in Burntisland and Kinghorn only) 

 Customers can attend any of these venues and request a food parcel - click here for opening times

 

Taybridgehead Foodbank

 

 

Covers Tayport, Newport, Wormit, Gauldry, Balmerino and surrounding areas.

 

Phone 0300 555 0265 for a referral

 

East Neuk Foodbank

 

Anstruther Church

School Green

Anstruther

eastneukfoodbank@gmail.com

tel no: 01333 310156
(answer machine outside opening hours)

Open Tuesday  - 12 noon to 4pm

 

          Thursday - 4 pm to 6pm

 

Facebook – East Neuk Foodbank

 

All welcome for teas and coffees.   Laptops with WiFi connections available

 

Storehouse

 

The Vineyard Centre

62a Largo Road

St Andrews, KY16 8RP

 

Tel: 01334 474940

 

Open Tuesday and Thursdays from 11 am to 1 pm.

 

info@storehouseNEfife.org.uk

 

 

Phone 0300 555 0265 for a referral

 

 

Home 4 Good Resource Centres

 

16 East Burnside,

Cupar,  KY15 4BH

 

34 Commercial Road, Leven, KY8 4LD

 

Segal House, 1-2 Segal Place,

Pittencrief Street, Dunfermline, 

KY12 8AZ

 

New Volunteer House

16 East Fergus Place

Kirkcaldy,  KY1 1XT

 

 

 

Tel:          01334 659390

Email: Cupar.home4good@fife.gov.uk

 

Tel:          01334 659391

Email: Leven.home4good@fife.gov.uk

 

Tel:          01383 602388

Email: Dunfermline.home4good@fife.gov.uk

 

Tel:          01592 583394

Email:Kirkcaldy.home4good@fife.gov.uk

 

 

Can give Food Parcels to registered HOMELESS customers only.

 

Phone first to check availability

 

 

 

ENeRGI

(East Fife Recovery Group Initiative)

32 East Street

St Monans

KY10 2AT

 

 

  Tel 01333 730477

 Open from 10 am to 3 pm Mon to Fri

 

Phone 0300 555 0265 for a referral

 

 Community Cafes

Cowdenbeath Area

Oor Wee Cafe

Kelty Community Centre                       

Main Street

Kelty  KY4 0AQ

 Opening 28th August 2018

Open Tuesdays

12 noon – 2 pm

 Soup & Stovies - donation only

Also have surplus food from Tesco, Co-op and Stephen the Bakers - all available for a donation to the cafe.

 

Dunfermline Area

 

Glenrothes Area

St Ninians Parish Church Charity        

Shop & Café

 Unit 4 - 5

Glenwood Centre

Glenrothes   KY6 1PA

 

01592 755321

 Open Monday to Friday 10 am – 4 pm

 

Low cost meals in café and charity shop offers low cost clothing and household items

 

Kirkcaldy Area

 Linton Lane Community Centre            

Linton Lane

Kirkcaldy

 

 

 

 

Community Sunday Lunch 12.30 pm  to 2.00 pm

 

Free of charge

 

 

To book phone 01592 643816 or email

support@hostinghope.uk

 

Last Sunday of the month

25th February 2018

25th March 2018

29th April 2018

27th May 2018

24th June 2018

29th July 2018

26th August 2018

30th September 2018

28th October 2018

25th November 2018

25th December 2018

 

Baptist Church

 Whytescauseway

Kirkcaldy

 

 

Thursday 11.30 am to 2 pm

Soup and toasties - £1.00

 

 

Redemption Church

Victoria Road

Kirkcaldy

KY1 1DJ

 

Saturday 12 noon until 2pm approx Hot food provided and emergency food - signposting to Kirkcaldy Foodbank for further help

 

 

St Bryces Church

 St Brycedale Avenue

Kirkcaldy  KY1 1ET

 (opposite Fife College)

 

Open Monday to Thursday 10 am to 4 pm

 

Open Friday 10 am to 3 pm

Offer soup and sandwiches at low cost

 

Levenmouth Area

 

Levenmouth Foodbank                             

 Methil Evangelical Church

Bowling Green Street

Methil

KY8 3DH

 

 

07966 502 854

levenmouthfoodbank@gmail.com

 

 

Café Connect

(for a cuppa and a chat)

Tuesdays from 10 am to 12 noon

  

The Livingroom

(for food, fun and friendship)

1stFriday of every month – themed food night – 7 pm to 9 pm

 

St Kenneth’s Parish Church

 Smart Hall

Junction of Cupar Road and Denhead

Kennoway  KY8 5LR

 

Wednesday evening

 5 30 pm to 6.30 pm

 

Free three course meal to those who are homeless or in need.

 

North East Fife

 

Cupar Lighthouse

 63 Bonnygate

Cupar  KY15 5YH

                                                                      

                                    

01334 656287                                

Open Monday to Saturday from 9  am to 5 pm                            

 

Food served until 3pm                  

 

 

 

Coffee shop and book shop

 Low cost meals & chat

 

 

Old Parish Church

Old Parish Church Centre

Short Lane

Cupar

Open Monday from 11.45 am to 1.15 pm

Supply lunch

 

South West Fife

 

Rosyth Community Hub                           

8 Aberlour St

Rosyth KY11 2RD

 

 

07513 313251

Mon & Tues 9.30-3pm
Wed 10-2pm
Thurs 10-7pm
Fri 3-7pm
Sat 10-1pm
Sun closed

www.facebook.com/rosythcommunityhub

 

Food items offered throughout the week eg. Bread, tinned food, frozen meal portions and every Thursday and Friday a 3 course community meal 5-7pm on a pay as you feel basis. Kids always eat free, adults donate if they wish. 

 

 Kincardine Café Connect

 Kincardine Community Centre

Anderson Lane

Kincardine  FK10 4SF

 

Monday and Wednesday

 12 noon until 1.30 pm

They dont' offer on a pay what you can basis, but they do provide hot food for low prices - macaroni, baked potato £2.50, and cakes 65p etc

 

Oakley Community Café

Oakley Community Centre

Station Road

Oakley   KY12 9QF

 

 

 Friday

 12 noon until 1.30pm

This operates on a pay what you can basis.

 

Valleyfield Canary Canteen

 Valleyfield Social Club

High Valleyfield

Dunfermline   KY12 8RT

 

Thursday

 12 noon until 1.30 pm

This operates on a pay what you can basis.

 

Castle Community Cafe

Blairhall Community Centre

10-12 Wilson Street

Blairhall

 

Thursday

11.30 am to 1.30 pm

 Fresh tasty food that won't break the bank

 

 Other Food Provision

Information to follow

 School Holiday Food Schemes

 

Cowdenbeath Area

 

Food for Families (F3) project

 

Phone or text 07518 902602

Email f3gillespiechurch@gmail.com

Facebook foodforfamiliesdunfermline

Free fresh food for any family in Dunfermline, West Fife, Benarty and Lochgelly during school holidays. No referral needed.

Families must have children of school age and under living with them.

Cardenden Play Scheme

Cardenden Primary School

Carden Avenue

Cardenden

Referring agencies can contact Fife Childcare Services: 01592 583145 or childcare.services@fife.gov.uk.

Run by Fife Childcare Services. Families should contact the school’s Head Teacher in the first instance

Cowdenbeath Play Scheme

Cowdenbeath Primary School

Broad Street

Cowdenbeath

Referring agencies can contact Fife Childcare Services: 01592 583145 or childcare.services@fife.gov.uk.

Run by Fife Childcare Services. Families should contact the school’s Head Teacher in the first instance

Kelty Play Scheme

Kelty Community Centre

92 Main Street

Kelty

Referring agencies can contact Fife Childcare Services: 01592 583145 or childcare.services@fife.gov.uk Run by Fife Childcare Services. Families should contact the school’s Head Teacher in the first instance

 

Dunfermline Area

  

Food for Families (F3) project

 

Phone or text 07518 902602

Email f3gillespiechurch@gmail.com

Facebook foodforfamiliesdunfermline

Free fresh food for any family in Dunfermline, West Fife, Benarty and Lochgelly during school holidays. No referral needed.

Families must have children of school age and under living with them.

Dunfermline Play Scheme

Carnegie Primary School

Pittsburgh Road

Dunfermline

Referring agencies can contact Fife Childcare Services: 01592 583145 or childcare.services@fife.gov.uk

Run by Fife Childcare Services. Families should contact the school’s Head Teacher in the first instance.

 

Glenrothes Area

 

Glenrothes Play Scheme

Southwood Primary School

Marchmont Crescent

Glenrothes

Referring agencies can contact Fife Childcare Services: 01592 583145 or childcare.services@fife.gov.uk

Run by Fife Childcare Services. Families should contact the school’s Head Teacher in the first instance

 

Kirkcaldy Area

 

The Cottage Family Centre

29 - 31 Cawdor Crescent

Kirkcaldy 

Mondays and Wednesdays

Food served from 11.30 am - 1.30 pm

Packed lunches available

Eat for free during the October Holidays

For families on a low income with children up to the age of 16 years.

The Cottage Cafe

Happy Days

St Clair Street

Kirkcaldy

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Food served from 11.30 am - 1.30 pm

Hot food served

Eat for free during the October Holidays

For families on a low income with children up to the age of 16 years.

The Cottage Cafe

Philip Hall

Links Street

Kirkcaldy

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Food served from 11.30 am - 1.30 pm

Packed Lunch Bags

Eat for free during the October Holidays

For families on a low income with children up to the age of 16 years

Kirkcaldy Play Scheme

Templehall Community Centre

Beauly Place

Kirkcaldy

Referring agencies can contact Fife Childcare Services: 01592 583145 or childcare.services@fife.gov.uk

Run by Fife Childcare Services. Families should contact the school’s Head Teacher in the first instance

 

 Levenmouth Area

 

Leven Centre

Commercial Road

Leven 

From 8th October to 19th October

Every Monday, Tuesday & Friday

From 10 am to 11.30 am

October Holiday Family Breakfast Club

Free.

Leven & Buckhaven Play Scheme

St Agatha's RC Primary School

Park Drive

Leven

Referring agencies can contact Fife Childcare Services: 01592 583145 or childcare.services@fife.gov.uk

Run by Fife Childcare Services. Families should contact the school’s Head Teacher in the first instance

Buckhaven Centre

Kinnear Street

Buckhaven

 

From 8th October to 19th October

Monday to Friday

10 am - 11 am

October Holiday Breakfast Club

Toast, cereal, fruit juice and fresh fruit available - Free

 

 North East Fife Area

 

Auchtermuchty Play Scheme

Ladybank Youth Club / Community Centre

Ladybank

(NB children are collected from Auchtermuchty and transported to Ladybank)

Referring agencies can contact Fife Childcare Services: 01592 583145 or childcare.services@fife.gov.uk

Run by Fife Childcare Services. Families should contact the school’s Head Teacher in the first instance

Kimlaron Play Scheme

Kilmaron Special School

Cupar

Referring agencies can contact Fife Childcare Services: 01592 583145 or childcare.services@fife.gov.uk

Run by Fife Childcare Services. Families should contact the school’s Head Teacher in the first instance

Newport Play Scheme

Scout Hall

Newport on Tay

Referring agencies can contact Fife Childcare Services: 01592 583145 or childcare.services@fife.gov.uk

Run by Fife Childcare Services. Families should contact the school’s Head Teacher in the first instance

Cupar Family Learning Roadshow

Westfield Family Nurture Centre

Cupar

On both Fridays of school holidays

Between 10 am and 12 noon

Offering lunch to families and giving the lots of free opportunities for families to take part in.

 

South West Fife Area

  

Inverkeithing Play Scheme

Inverkeithing Primary School

Inverkeithing

Referring agencies can contact Fife Childcare Services: 01592 583145 or childcare.services@fife.gov.uk

Run by Fife Childcare Services. Families should contact the school’s Head Teacher in the first instance

Rosyth Play Scheme

Camdean Primary School

Rosyth

Referring agencies can contact Fife Childcare Services: 01592 583145 or childcare.services@fife.gov.uk

Run by Fife Childcare Services. Families should contact the school’s Head Teacher in the first instance

West Fife Villages Play Scheme

Inzievar/Holy Name Primary Schools

Station Road

Oakley

Referring agencies can contact Fife Childcare Services: 01592 583145 or childcare.services@fife.gov.uk

Run by Fife Childcare Services. Families should contact the school’s Head Teacher in the first instance

The Wing

Hillend Road

Inverkeithing

Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th October

From 1 pm to 4pm

Free of charge

Activities include swimming, art and crafts.

 

 Useful links to food training, courses, growing spaces etc

 

Smart Cooking - Making the most of meals and your budget - For people in the Kirkcaldy area and some local villages who may benefit from this support.    Run by Greener Kirkcaldy in conjunction with Fife Council Community Food team.        Click here for more information

 

Fife Edible and Tasty Spaces promotes growing vegetables, fruit and flowers in public spaces for the public to harvest for free.    Click here for more information.

 


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