The East Neuk Food Bank was set up by Anstruther Church in April 2013.
We will provide food aid to individuals and families in need in the area.
Food is donated by local churches, school groups and at an in store collection point in Anstruther Co-op.
Volunteers pack the food in parcels for approximately 3 days meals plus teas and coffees.
When donations are low the Foodbank will purchase additional food.
The ENERGI group based in St Monans are on hand during opening hours to provide additional advice and help including Benefits and power companies.
Over 3000 parcels have been distributed since April 2013.
The East Neuk Foodbank is run by a Voluntary Committee, Volunteers and one part time member of staff funded through the Robertson Trust, Awards for All, and Fife Poverty Action funds,(cash donations to the foodbank are not used for wages but go to buying food, distribution and promoting the foodbank to access those in need and potential donors)
Data colelcted from Foodbanks across Fife, Scotland and the UK
Latest estimates indicate that more than 24,000 adults in Fife may be experiencing food insecurity.
In 2016 foodbanks across Fife provided approximately 12,100 food parcels to 22,300 adults and children.
For every one food insecure household that visited a foodbank, there were four that did not. This reflects Canadian research findings that only 20-30% of people who are food insecure visit foodbanks
supporting individuals and families
Free internet and equipment access available for work related and personal usage.
No, we want to ease the burden of the crisis by ensuring you can get access to our food parcels without any additional barriers. You can drop in to our premises whenever we are open. Our volunteers are here to help you.We can offer informal advice and help signpost you to other organisations that can help you in your time of need.
No, however we can offer informal advice and help signpost you to other organisations that can give you further targeted support.
Absolutely. We do not share data with third parties and promise 100% confidentiality. We are here to provide support and our volunteers are highly trained to give you the support you may need.
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