The Broomhouse Foodbank offers free packs of food to families and individuals in crisis. Supported by your donations of non-perishable food, we are able to make a difference to families living in poverty in our area.
If you are in crisis and need help with emergency food provision, please contact us immediately.
The Foodbank is located in the One-Stop Shop, 3 Broomhouse Market, Edinburgh, EH11 3UU.
Since launching in 2012, the foodbank has seen a continuous annual rise in access; this year has been no exception. In the last year we have supported 544 clients across 1343 visits. An increase of 13% client access on the previous year. Many of our clients are facing long term crisis situations. The most common reason for service access this year was clients having no money to buy food, often due to benefit delays, sanctions or changes.
We pride ourselves on the holistic nature of the project, and encourage foodbank clients to engage with our primary services. Cross service access currently sits at 29%.
We have received fantastic donations from Edinburgh Park, Forrester High School, SRUC, Heriot Watt University, Saughton House, and Greyfield House. We have also raised over £3000 in cash with the help of organisations including Big Hearts, Jambos Kickback and Sainsbury’s at Murrayfield.