CAE was recently awarded funding from the Scottish Government's Emergency Food Fund to deliver a two-year project in partnership with Edinburgh City Mission. Our new project advisor, Adam Fuller, will attend ECM's network of food banks to deliver on the spot advice relating to money, benefits, employment, housing and other issues.
The Food Crisis Prevention Project seeks to go beyond current provision at food banks, which simply meet clients' immediate need for food. By helping to address the issues underlying their crisis - debt, budgeting problems, unclaimed benefits, unemployment - the Project aims to make meaningful, sustainable, positive changes to the lives of its clients.
ECM can only offer clients one food parcel every three months and a maximum of two in every twelve months, however clients can access advice regardless of whether they are eligible for a parcel on that day. As with all CAE projects, advice is independent and impartial, and clients of all faiths and none are welcome to access the project.
Adam will be in attendance at the following locations between 10am and 1pm:
Monday - No food bank
Tuesday - Granton Basics Bank @ Granton Baptist Church, 99 Crewe Road North & available by phone to assist clients attending Portobello Basics Bank @ Wilson Memorial Church, 7 Kekewich Avenue.
Wednesday - Leith Basics Bank @ Ebenezer United Free Church, 31 Bangor Road.
Thursday - Newington Basics Bank @ Edinburgh Community Church, 41a South Clerk Street & available by phone to assist clients attending Musselburgh Basics Bank @ Musselburgh Baptist Church, 68 New Street.
Friday - Bruntsfield Basics Bank @ Bruntsfield Evangelical Church, 70 Leamington Terrace.
For more information on the project email: email@example.com