Edinburgh food industry join to feed those in need

Edinburgh food industry join to feed those in need

A number of Edinburgh’s food industry professionals have come together to offer emergency food relief in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

A number of Edinburgh’s food industry professionals have come together to offer emergency food relief in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Edinburgh Food Social, Edinburgh Food Festival, Nourish Scotland, Slow Food Scotland and Nourishing Change have joined forces to form the Food for Good Collective in Edinburgh.

The collective will aim to provide a buffer for existing public and community food organisations working on the front-line by safely preparing, storing and distributing meals to feed those in need for free or by donation via Crowd Funder.

Meals and food are available for distribution via a number of partner organisations as well as through decentralised local drop-offs with community organisers and emergency only door-to-door deliveries.

People, communities and businesses in-need will be encouraged to get in touch if they require support, or can if they contribute to the relief effort. The collective will operate with the highest level of care and follow all advice from the Scottish Government for how essential services should operate in these times.

The Food for Good coalition will provide a delivery service with freshly prepared meals as well as distributing surplus food that would otherwise be wasted from leading Edinburgh restaurants including Dishoom and Howies.

Steve Brown, Head of Food at Edinburgh Food Social said:

“Edinburgh has a number of incredible emergency food relief organisations, feeding those in need across the capital, however, the current health pandemic has seen significant pressures put on these services. Together, the Food for Good coalition aims to ease some of these pressures and provide additional support to the existing services.

“Even in times of global challenge, we maintain that no one should fall through the cracks, good food should be available to all, no one should feel isolated from nourishment. Just £20 could feed a family of four in need of our services for a whole week, so if you’d like to donate, please visit our Crowd Funder page.”


To support the Food for Good coalition, people are being encouraged to donate to the organisation through its Crowd Funder page. Donations will be used to help buy vital cleaning supplies, source ingredients and to support those giving their time to cook and distribute the food to those that need it.

Edinburgh businesses are also being encouraged to donate surplus food to the group which will then be put into meals for those in need. Residents can also make referrals to areas of the community or individuals in need. Further information can be found here:
www.edfoodfest.com
edinburghfoodsocial.org

Last Updated: 1 April 2020 11:39

Latest Local News

Stream4Scotland adds new names to 10 hours stream in aid of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and ViseUp

Stream4Scotland adds new names to 10 hours stream in aid of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and ViseUp

Stream4Scotland has announced Amy Macdonald, Bow Anderson, Cameron Barnes, Hyyts, James Smith, Single by Sunday and Tide Lines will join the epic line-up for the ten hour stream extravaganza!
Last Updated: 29th May 2020
Make Music Day calls on Scottish musicians to perform Auld Lang Syne

Make Music Day calls on Scottish musicians to perform Auld Lang Syne

Grassroots music festival, Make Music Day, is calling on Scottish musicians to join together in a celebratory performance of one of Scotland's must popular and enduring folk songs.
Last Updated: 27th May 2020
Edinburgh foodies home in on new Morningside Marketplace

Edinburgh foodies home in on new Morningside Marketplace

Morningside’s ‘McLarens on the Corner’ has teamed up with a few of Edinburgh’s greatest restaurants to bring you your favourite food in the comfort of your own home.
Last Updated: 26th May 2020
Dobbies encourages kids to get gardening

Dobbies encourages kids to get gardening

The UK's leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies Garden Centres, announces its support for National Children’s Gardening Week, which runs from 23rd to 31st May.
Last Updated: 22nd May 2020
National Theatre of Scotland launches PLAY DATES a new online interactive programme for children and families

National Theatre of Scotland launches PLAY DATES a new online interactive programme for children and families

National Theatre of Scotland in association with leading children’s arts organisations Starcatchers and Imaginate is connecting with families at home during the COVID crisis.
Last Updated: 22nd May 2020
Top chefs, restaurateurs and hoteliers in Edinburgh urge First Minister to support industry through Coronavirus crisis

Top chefs, restaurateurs and hoteliers in Edinburgh urge First Minister to support industry through Coronavirus crisis

Some of the biggest names in Scottish hospitality, food and drink have written to Scotland’s First Minister asking for specific support to prevent the collapse of businesses due to the Pandemic.
Last Updated: 19th May 2020
Charity calls on talented Scots to take part in virtual fundraising event

Charity calls on talented Scots to take part in virtual fundraising event

Specialist charity Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland) is calling on talented Scots to help save the organisation with a virtual fundraising event.
Last Updated: 19th May 2020
Dobbies supports Virtual Chelsea Flower Show

Dobbies supports Virtual Chelsea Flower Show

The UK's leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies Garden Centres, will be supporting for The Royal Horticultural Society's Virtual Chelsea Flower Show, which runs from 18 to 23 May!
Last Updated: 18th May 2020
Scottish Book Trust launch online celebrations for Bookbug Week

Scottish Book Trust launch online celebrations for Bookbug Week

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing lives through reading and writing, will host online celebrations this May for Bookbug Week.
Last Updated: 18th May 2020
Scotland Hosts International Prayer Meeting via Zoom

Scotland Hosts International Prayer Meeting via Zoom

What is believed to be the largest Prayer Meeting held in Scotland since the Reformation has been conducted via Zoom this week, with around 400 people joining.
Last Updated: 18th May 2020
Celebrate World Whisky Day with Johnnie Walker

Celebrate World Whisky Day with Johnnie Walker

World Whisky Day is the annual toast to the 'water of life'. This year, Johnnie Walker, the world's number one Scotch, is giving a helping hand so you can celebrate the day in your home environment.
Last Updated: 15th May 2020
itison announce plans to launch first socially distanced Drive In

itison announce plans to launch first socially distanced Drive In

Scotland's drive in pioneers set to return this July with feel-good Summer movie classics!
Last Updated: 14th May 2020
Over 10,000 food packs donated in 24 hours

Over 10,000 food packs donated in 24 hours

Kind-hearted members of the public have donated over 10,000 food packs to itison's fundraiser for Social Bite since it launched yesterday!
Last Updated: 14th May 2020
Traverse Theatre launches Open Submissions Workshops and confirms line up for Young Writers Scratch Performances

Traverse Theatre launches Open Submissions Workshops and confirms line up for Young Writers Scratch Performances

Traverse Theatre invites aspiring writers to unleash their creativity as it launches ambitious digital series of Open Submissions Workshops.
Last Updated: 13th May 2020
itison launches Social Bite fundraiser

itison launches Social Bite fundraiser

itison is launching a fundraiser for Social Bite tomorrow, Wednesday 13th May at 9am, to help those hard-hit by the COVID-19 crisis.
Last Updated: 12th May 2020
Dobbies podcast explores gardening for beginners

Dobbies podcast explores gardening for beginners

The UK's leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies Garden Centres, explores gardening for beginners in the second instalment from its podcast series.
Last Updated: 11th May 2020
SF At Home brings you studio tours, workshops and exhibitions

SF At Home brings you studio tours, workshops and exhibitions

Arts agency unveils plans to engage audiences and support artists and makers during Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.
Last Updated: 11th May 2020
Stay off the tracks. Stay home. Stay safe.

Stay off the tracks. Stay home. Stay safe.

​Network Rail has launched a new awareness-raising campaign to warn of the dangers of trespassing on the railway during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Last Updated: 8th May 2020
Members of the public are asked to help identify archive photography

Members of the public are asked to help identify archive photography

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has asked the public to help identify over 5,000 archive images which are now available online for the first time.
Last Updated: 7th May 2020
VE Day extravaganza for care homes across the UK

VE Day extravaganza for care homes across the UK

Care homes and the vulnerable are NOT FORGOTTEN as charity organises special online variety show for VE Day.
Last Updated: 7th May 2020
Virtual running challenge launched in aid of NHS Charities Together

Virtual running challenge launched in aid of NHS Charities Together

The Great Run Company has launched #GreatRunSolo, a brand new virtual running challenge encouraging the public to stay healthy, be active and run solo to raise vital funds for NHS Charities Together!
Last Updated: 6th May 2020
TRNSMT 2021 Line Up Announced

TRNSMT 2021 Line Up Announced

TRNSMT organisers have been working hard with artist teams over the last few days to rebook most of the acts from the 2020 event to the 2021 festival!
Last Updated: 5th May 2020
Contini delivers new restaurant at home experience for Edinburgh foodies

Contini delivers new restaurant at home experience for Edinburgh foodies

Contini George Street has launched a new way for Edinburgh foodies to enjoy restaurant cooking in the safety of their own home.
Last Updated: 4th May 2020
A new online quiz service has launched to help people host their own pub quizzes from home

A new online quiz service has launched to help people host their own pub quizzes from home

As lockdown continues, Tennent's is helping people stay entertained with the launch of PinTless, a free online quiz service where users can create their very own pub quiz to host from home!
Last Updated: 4th May 2020
Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival 2020 Cancelled

Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival 2020 Cancelled

Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival 2020 has been cancelled but options are being explored for going ahead with online events.
Last Updated: 29th April 2020
Dobbies supports National Gardening Week

Dobbies supports National Gardening Week

The UK's leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies, announces its support for The Royal Horticulture Society's National Gardening Week, the UK's biggest celebration of gardening running until May 3rd.
Last Updated: 28th April 2020
Scientific breakthrough creates buzz for Scottish Bee Company

Scientific breakthrough creates buzz for Scottish Bee Company

The Scottish Bee Company, based in Edinburgh, is set to take on its global rivals after being revealed as a world-leading superfood in a recent scientific study.
Last Updated: 27th April 2020
Bloody Scotland and Bute Noir to hold a version of their popular quiz live online.

Bloody Scotland and Bute Noir to hold a version of their popular quiz live online.

Bestselling Crime Writers join forces to recreate the Bloody Scotland Quiz from the comfort of their own homes.
Last Updated: 24th April 2020
TRNSMT Festival Announcement

TRNSMT Festival Announcement

Organisers of TRNSMT Festival due to be held in July have announced that this year's event will be unable to go ahead.
Last Updated: 24th April 2020
For The Love Of Scotland announces Fran Healy, Karen Gillan & Simon Neal to join fundraiser live stream

For The Love Of Scotland announces Fran Healy, Karen Gillan & Simon Neal to join fundraiser live stream

For The Love Of Scotland have announced that EVEN more Scottish talent will be joining the fundraising livestream taking place on tomorrow (Wednesday 22nd April) in aid of Masks for Scotland!
Last Updated: 21st April 2020

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Live Show - RESCHEDULED DATE
The Award-Winning Brendan O’Carroll and Mrs. Brown’s Boys have announced a live return to Edinburgh in 2021 with ‘Mrs Brown D’ Live Show.
At The Drive In: Edinburgh
@TheDriveIn is a fully loaded drive in cinema experience that is bringing a whole host of drive in activities to Edinburgh in August!
Electric Six
Electric Six come to The Liquid Room on Thursday 19 November as part of their 'Russia, If you're Listening' tour!
Grease
Grease, the world’s best-loved musical is back, grittier and more glamorous than ever before. Catch it at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh in February!
The Great Scottish Virtual 5k & 10k Runs
Great Scottish Events are going online, join them this July for their virtual 5K and 10K runs!

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland Traverse Theatre

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »