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Perth and Kinross Foodbank

Last updated: 12th July 2024

Type of service:

Voluntary

Need supported:

  • Other

Aim/Purpose:

Prevention or relief of poverty through emergency food provision to individuals/groups/families or communities in need.

Suitability criteria:

  • All genders
  • All ages

Assessment/referral process:

  • Other

Service open to all who are experiencing food or financial insecurity, hunger, hardship or destitution. All Foodbank clients must be referred by a trusted partner in order to access emergency food provision. Referrals are made only by trusted referral partners who will confirm the level of need and issue a foodbank voucher which can be exchanged for a parcel of three days of emergency food. Examples of referral agencies include Social Work Services, Citizen’ Advice Bureau, Health Visitors and the Perth and Kinross Council Welfare Fund team. If someone is in need of food support, but has no access to a voucher, they should phone Perth & Kinross Council Community Support hotline: 0345 30 111 00 – for advice and/or a voucher, or alternatively Perth Citizens Advice Bureau. Freephone 0808 1969440 (Mon-Fri 10-3.30pm).

Further Information:

Perth and Kinross Foodbank is a member of the broader Trussell Trust network of Foodbanks and was established to meet those in need, hardship or destitution. Emergency food parcels can be tailored to dietary requirements if advanced notice is provided. Primarily a crisis service but will be progressing to align with a Cash First model as outlined by the Scottish Government. We aim to concurrently provide food to end hunger now whilst engaging in activities and influence to end hunger forever.