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

 

 

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

  

Potter About Café, 253 High Street, Burntisland,  KY3 9AQ

(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

 

Schemes running over the summer holidays, which include meals and snacks for children/families.

 

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 KY5 0EW

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 KY4 8JP

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 KY4 0AQ

 

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 KY11 8SS

 

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

Tower House Summer Programme

Tower House

Commercial School Lane

Dunfermline KY12 7JT

Contact Isabel Gordon on 01383 736858 or email Isabel.Gordon@fife.gov.uk

Runs 24th July to 7th August for P6 to S2s.

Tryst Centre Summer Programme

Tryst Centre
Duncan Crescent
Dunfermline KY11 4BZ

Contact Julie Clough on 01383 602381 or email julie.clough@fife.gov.uk.

Every Thursday 10.30am-2.30pm for P6s and P7s.

  

Glenrothes Area

Auchmuty Holiday Activity Club

Lomond Centre

Woodside Way

Glenrothes KY7 5RA

 

and

 

St Luke the Evangelist Church

Ninian Quadrant

Glenrothes KY7 4HP

 

Contact Shirley Crawley, Community Education Worker. Tel:  03451 55 55 55 extension 443782. Email: Shirley.Crawley@fife.gov.uk

 

Holiday activity programme for children aged 5-12 living in Warout, Dovecot and Auchmuty.

In summer 2018 it runs Monday to Friday 10am-2pm. Free lunch and activities.

 

Collydean Granary Baptist Church

Torphins Avenue

Glenrothes KY7 6UL

 

collydean@gmail.com

Collydean Baptist Facebook

 07443 499 644

 

Lunch & Play - Free holiday meals available over summer to anyone receiving free school meals or £1.50 to others. Daily at 12pm.

 

Holiday Space Academy – holiday club 23rd-27thJuly P1-7 kids. Lunch at 12 and Club from 1-3pm

Glenrothes Play Scheme

Southwood Primary School

Marchmont Crescent

Glenrothes KY6 1JU

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.

 

 

Ladybird Nursery

Erskine Place

Glenrothes KY7 4JB

Working in Partnership with Family Support Fife, Active Fife & Community Support Team.

Family Fun sessions - 30 vulnerable children 0-8 years in the community. Older siblings wouldn’t be turned away.

 

Includes food, outings, arts & crafts etc. 10 sessions – 15 families per session.

St Ninians Community Café

Unit 4-5

Glenwood Centre

Glenrothes KY6 1PA

Monday to Friday 10am-3pm

Free meals for families three times a week in school holidays, on presentation of a voucher (distributed by Southwood School).

 

Families are identified by Southwood school as already receiving free school meals. Vouchers are distributed before school closes for the holidays.

 

 Kirkcaldy Area

Kirkcaldy Play Scheme

Templehall Community Centre

Beauly Place

Kirkcaldy KY2 6EX

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.

 

LinkUp Children’s Summer Programme

 

Happy Days Community Hub

254 St Clair Street

Kirkcaldy KY1 2DB

 

More information: Facebook Debbie LinkUp Gallatown

 

Free hot lunch, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11.30am-1.30pm

Baking, Tuesdays 1.30-3.00pm

 

LinkUp Children’s Summer Programme

 

Gallatown Park Bowling Club

Oswald Road

Kirkcaldy KY1 3EZ

More information: Facebook Debbie LinkUp Gallatown

 

Outdoor Adventures and Creations

Wednesday and Thursdays 11am-3pm (not 11thand 12thJuly)

The Cottage Café

Cottage Family Centre

29-31 Cawdor Crescent

Kirkcaldy KY2 6LH

01592 269489 

 

Mondays and Wednesdays 11.30am-1.30pm

(not Monday 16th July)

Free hot and cold meals for families on low income with children up to 16 years.

 

 

The Cottage Café

Philp Hall

Links Street

Kirkcaldy

Tuesdays and Thursdays

11.30 am to 1.30 pm

Eat for free during the summer holidays 

Packed Lunch Bags

For Families on a low income with children aged up to 16 years

 

The Cottage Cafe

Happy Days Community Hub

254 St Clair Street

Kirkcaldy, KY1 2DB

Tuesdays and Thursdays

11.30 am to 1.30 pm

Eat for free during the summer holidays 

Hot food served

For Families on a low income with children aged up to 16 years

 

Dysart St Clair Church Summer Club

Dysart St Clair Church Hall

West Port

Dysart KY1 2TD

Free breakfasts 9.15am-10.15am and lunches 12.30pm-1.15pm.

 

Tuesday and Thursdays: 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, 31stJuly and 2ndAugust

 

 Levenmouth Area

Fife Gingerbread School Holiday Events

Various locations

 

For information call 01333 303124 or info@fifegingerbread.org.uk

Fun days take place throughout the school holidays (in parks and sports centres, giving families the chance to get out and enjoy free activities and free lunches.

Leven & Buckhaven Play Scheme

St Agatha’s RC Primary School

Park Drive

Leven KY8 5BL

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.

 

 

Picnic in the Glen       

Letham Glen

Scoonie Brae

Leven KY8 5TD

 

Family picnic and fun activities, 12.00 – 2.30pm on Wednesdays over summer holidays: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25thJuly and 1st, 8thAugust.

Sausage Sizzle

 

Sailor’s Rest Centre, Lower Methil - Tuesday 17thJuly

 

 Montfleurie Primary School, Christie Avenue, Leven - Tuesday 24thJuly

 

 Buckhaven Garden Space, College St, Buckhaven (or Buckhaven Community Centre if it’s wet) - Tuesday 31stJuly

 

 Bishop’s Court, Kennoway (Sandybrae Community Centre if it’s wet) - Tuesday 7thAugust

 

 Rosie Hall, East Wemyss - Tuesday 14thAugust

Fun and games for all the family. All sessions run 12 – 2pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 North East Fife Area

Auchtermuchty Play Scheme

Ladybank Youth Club / Community Centre

KY15 7LR

 

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.

 

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

 

Cupar Youth Café Summer Drop-In

Cupar Youth Café

1 Castlehill

Cupar KY15 4HA

 

Thursdays 11am-2pm from 12thJuly for 5 weeks. Open to any young people aged 11+. Games and workshops. Free lunch.

 

Kilmaron Play Scheme

Kilmaron Special School

KY15 4PE

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.

 

South West Fife Area

Ballast Bank Community Leisure Centre

Preston Crescent

Inverkeithing KY11 1DS

 

Family fun sessions. Free activities and snacks, open to all. No need to book.

 

Sessions run from 12.30-3.30pm on the following Wednesdays: 11th, 18thJuly, 1st, 8thAugust.

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

Inverkeithing Play Scheme

Inverkeithing Primary School

KY11 1PL

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.

 

Oot & Aboot Trips

Valleyfield Community Centre

Abbey Street

High Valleyfield KY12 8UA

Booking essential. Contact Fiona on 07912 760260 or Iryna on 01383 602372

 

Trips for families to various local attractions. Starting 10am on Fridays: 13th, 20th, 27thJuly and 3rdAugust. All free, with lunch and transport provided.

 

Play – Walk – Talk

Valleyfield Community Centre

Abbey Street

High Valleyfield KY12 8UA

Booking essential. Contact Fiona on 07912 760260 or Iryna on 01383 602372

 

Family walks and activities 10am – 2pm on Wednesdays: 11th, 18th, 25thJuly, 1stAugust. Lunch provided.

 

Rosyth Play Scheme

Camdean Primary School

KY11 2RY

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 KY12 9RJ

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.

 

 

 

 

 


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