DONATE FOOD

Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.

Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.

Our shopping list shows the food items that we need right now.

– FOR COMMON GOOD LIST

This is a zero-waste platform that collates donations and will dispatch in bulk to minimize excess packaging. This new platform has a good mix of food and hygiene items at a stable price.  If you would like to help EFP remotely this is an excellent method.


– AMAZON WISH LIST

We have an Amazon Wish List to make it easier for people to support Edinburgh Food Project from afar.

Our new list focuses on office items we use day to day, we are very grateful for your support.

Remembering to log in via smile.amazon to allow us to get the bonus cash donation from Amazon!

– DROP OFF POINTS


Collection points for donations are available at the following locations, alternatively donations may be dropped off any any of our centres or our warehouse: Unit 12 New Lairdship Yards, EH11 3UY

DONATION POINT LOCATIONS

REQUIRED
  • UHT MILK
  • LONG LIFE FRUIT JUICE
  • JAM
  • TINNED SPAGHETTI IN SAUCE
  • TINNED DESSERTS
  • TINNED VEG
  • TINNED FRUIT
  • BISCUITS / SWEETS / CHOCOLATE
  • TINNED COLD MEAT (CORNED BEEF ETC.)
  • TINNED FISH
  • RICE
  • TOILET ROLLS
  • HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCTS
LOW
  • BAKED BEANS
  • PASTA SAUCE
  • SUGAR
  • SHAVING FOAM
  • RAZORS
  • SHAMPOO
  • DEODORANT
WELL STOCKED
  • COFFEE (small jar)
  • TEA BAGS (Packs of 40)
  • CHOPPED TOMATOES (TIN)
  • HOT MEAT (TINNED)
  • PASTA
  • SANITARY PRODUCTS
  • SOUP (TIN)
  • TOOTHPASTE

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. Occasionally we send food to other nearby foodbanks to support their work particularly if they experience shortages. This ensures your donations go to help people wherever in the UK they are.

Please contact us if you have any questions about donating.

 

FOOD ITEMS WE DO NOT ACCEPT

Bottles of water*, Extra Larges bags**, Opened/Used or Out Of Date items, Fresh/frozen food, and Alcohol

 

*Although water is an essential, alongside our food parcels it becomes too heavy for clients to carry, we are frequently left with an excessive amount of bottled water.

**i.e 1kg bags of pasta/rice and 1,000 boxes of tea bags. Whilst these are essential items we put in our parcels, they are too large for many clients to carry home. Due to the changes in food standard legislation we are no longer able to split these items.