Our food team works with local people, volunteers and partners to address food-related issues in North Edinburgh, such as food insecurity and food poverty. We do this mainly by:

Organising and delivering cooking programmes adapted to the participants’ needs (quick, easy meals on a budget; cooking skills and tips; healthier eating knowledge and understanding).

Offering access to food-related training courses such as Food Hygiene and Food & Health. We also deliver the PCHP Online Nutrition Toolkit to support trainers to deliver food-related sessions.

Supporting the North Edinburgh Food For Thought Forum, a network of local residents, volunteers and organisations, working together to support, promote, link and increase local community food activity.

Providing easy access to free food for those who need it, through the Sharing Shelves programme.

“I have learnt to cook. I literally could cook nothing apart from fried eggs at home and now I managed to cook a meal for my family. Couldn’t be happier. My family is very proud of me.”

Our Food Map shows details of other food-related activity in the local area. If you would like to suggest another activity to be included on the food map, please get in touch with us using the contact details below.


We have a selection of easy, nutritious recipes available to download for free, including several recipe books created in collaboration with people in the local area.

More Resources

You can also find more food and nutrition resources over on our Reports & Resources page.

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