Food Crisis Prevention Project

The Food Crisis Prevention Project is a partnership project with Edinburgh City Mission, funded by the City of Edinburgh Council.  

The project aims to assist the growing number of people and families who are turning to or relying on food banks.

The project seeks to help people address the reasons underlying their present financial crisis.

Our adviser provides on-the-spot advice about debt, budgeting, benefits, housing, employment and a range of other issues.  

The service aims to create positive change and to help people withstand future difficulties.


How Can I Access the Service? 

Our adviser is available at Edinburgh City Mission's network of 'Basics Banks' across the city:

  • Monday:
    • N/A
  •  Tuesday:
    • GRANTON (Granton Baptist Church99 Crewe Road North, Edinburgh EH5 2NW) & available by appointment at PORTOBELLO (Wilson Memorial Church7 Kekewich Ave, Edinburgh, EH7 6TZ)
  •  Wednesday:
    • LEITH (Ebenezer United Free Church, 31 Bangor Road, Leith, EH6 5IX)
  •  Thursday:
    • NEWINGTON (Edinburgh Community Church, 41a South Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9NZ) & available by appointment at MUSSELBURGH (Musselburgh Baptist Church, 68 New Street, Musselburgh, EH21 6JQ) or CORSTORPHINE (Corstorphine United Free Church, 7 Glebe Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 7SQ)
  •  Friday:
    • BRUNTSFIELD (Bruntsfield Evangelical Church, 70 Leamington Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 4JU)

 For further information about Edinburgh City Mission's Basics Banks, including current opening times, please visit:

Like all Citizens Advice Edinburgh services, the advice you receive is free, confidential, impartial and independent.

Advice is available to all - regardless of whether you are eligible to receive a food parcel or not.

Our adviser may also be able to visit you at home, if you have difficulty in attending a bureau for any follow-up appointments which might be necessary.