Crisis support and food banks

Emergency food and other support

When you apply for a community care or crisis grant from the Scottish Welfare Fund, we will also offer you other support. This may include

  • debt and welfare rights advice
  • food banks
  • community and other long term support

Referral to a food bank

Some food banks can give you support even if you don't have a referral. However, because you can only use a food bank for emergency food for a short time, we want to help you find other support to meet your needs.

Lots of organisations can refer you to a food bank. You can download a diagram of the referral process below.

Citizens advice

You can contact any of your Citizens Advice Edinburgh offices for guidance.

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