Foodbank+ at Bruntsfield (previously known as Basics Bank) is a ministry we run to try and help people in crisis in our city and local area. People are referred to us by various agencies and support teams and God gives us the glorious opportunity, to provide food for them, build relationships with them, share our lives and the love of Jesus. It is a great privilege to be able to serve others like this and it connects us with people we would never meet in a church service.
Foodbank+ is run in partnership with Edinburgh City Mission, who help us with referrals and assist us on Friday mornings. Local churches, supermarkets 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 providing food with the generous help of many individuals, churches and other groups. We welcome donations of food and toiletries, ideally between 9:30am and 1pm on a Friday morning. For financial donations, or if you have questions about Basics Bank, please email [email protected].
Foodbank+ has continued throughout the Covid-19 pandemic in a modified form to ensure everyone has been kept safe. We are now returning more towards normal, and those who come for help are able to enjoy coffee and a chat with team members while they wait for their food.