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Fed Up Cafe

Last updated: 11th July 2024

Type of service:


Need supported:

  • Employability / Training / Career
  • Health / Wellbeing
  • Older People
  • Other
  • Personal Development
  • Re-integration
  • Young People


Our goal is simple; to help reduce poverty, social isolation and loneliness by offering a place for people to come and feel welcomed. A place to get a good meal and not have to worry about the bill. A place where we work with local organisations to direct anyone in need of support or help, to be able to get the help they need. Everything we do is given for free in hope that we can make a difference. If it is a meal or a bit of advice or even to know you have been listened to… that’ why we are here. On top of that we are aiming to help train anyone needing it, in life skills, cooking, serving and socialising. These skills are perfect to take home to be able to cook a healthy meal or to have the confidence to apply for a job, or even have an input as to how the community café runs.

Suitability criteria:

  • All genders
  • All ages

Assessment/referral process:

  • Any agency, Self-referral

Stranraer and surrounding areas.

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Further Information:

Of the 11,000 (approx) people living in Stranraer and the Rhins, poverty is a problem that effects 24% of people, with 18% of that 11,000 being children and this is increasing each year. This could be for so many reasons, such as limited jobs, medical conditions, disabilities, education, the list continues. To help combat this, we are offering a place people can go who are not judged, who are treat as an equal when they come though the doors. This can then help people combat social isolation or get the confidence to get out there and get a job and to know that they are not alone. We want to reduce food waste, by taking donations from local food lead businesses who would normally throw this food away. We want to help train people in hospitality including cheffing and front of house. The café itself is run by volunteers. We also give people life skill training to help gain control of their own home whether it is understanding home safety, or being able to cook a nutritious meal on a limited budget. Free cooking classes are available, as well as a community larder. We want people to come and ask for advice on anything. We would then give that advice or point them in the right direction to get the help and support they need.