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