Because Christmas Day and New Year's Day are both on Fridays, Basics Bank at Bruntsfield will be a bit different over the holiday period.
Basics Bank will be open on Thursday 24th December from 11am to 1pm. We will give extra food to last over the holiday period.
There will be no Basics Bank at Bruntsfield in the wee of New Year.
Basics Bank will resume on Friday 8th January.
T|o come to Basic Bank you should have a referral from an appropriate agency. There's more detail about this on the Edinburgh City Mission website. You can also find details there of Basics Banks that are open over the holiday period.
Basics Bank is run in partnership with Edinburgh City Mission, who help us with referrals and assist us on Friday mornings. Local churches and community groups serve us faithfully in providing supplies of tinned & dry food and toiletries. We are also supported by donations of fresh food through Cyrenians Fareshare and Waitrose.
God has always been faithful since 2012 when we started in providing food for us to give out through the help of many kind individuals, churches and other groups. We welcome donations of food and toiletries, ideally between 10am and 1pm on a Friday morning. For financial donations, or if you have questions about Basics Bank, please email [email protected].