Easy Recipes Cookbook

    PCHP’s food team has been working alongside projects and organisations in North Edinburgh as part of the Covid-19 Food Share Group, to support local families more in need during this crisis. As one small part of this work, we are pleased to be able to share this new selection of community recipes in our new Easy Recipes Cookbook! Download Easy Recipes Cookbook (.pdf)

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    COVID-19 Foodshare Group

    The COVID-19 Foodshare Group is a newly formed collective of organisations based in North Edinburgh dedicated to providing food to people in need amid the uncertainty of the pandemic. Pilton Community Health Project is actively involved in this effort, and so far has referred 40 people from North Edinburgh in need of food, food packs, hot meals and/or packed lunches. These people and families are now being supported by the North Edinburgh COVID-19 Foodshare Group. For more information on the support and help available, please download the information sheet below or call the new community helpline (0131 356 0220, 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday). Download the COVID-19 Foodshare Group information sheet…

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    Local Organisations Providing Access to Food

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the UK lockdown, the information on this page is outdated as of 23 March 2020 – the organisations below may no longer be providing food, or their arrangements may have changed. If in doubt, please contact the organisations directly. As mentioned in our post late last week, we have taken the hard decision to close Pilton Community Health Project to visitors to reduce risk to our community during the Coronavirus outbreak. This means we will no longer be able to provide access to our Sharing Shelves. Other local organisations are also affected, but here is a list of some which are still providing access to food…

  • Community Cook Club

    Our Wednesday cooking club returns on 11th March! Run by Pilton Community Health Project in partnership with Cyrenians. Come along for a FREE tasty 2 course meal. Help cook or simply enjoy the food and company. Open to all! 11 am – 1 pm Every Wednesday (starting 11 March) at Pilton Community Health Project 73 Boswall Parkway, EH5 2PW For more info, please call 0131 551 1671. Find out more about our food team on our Food project page!

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    Christmas Opening Times

    After this week, Pilton Community Health Project will be closed for the festive period. We will be opening our doors a few times over the break to allow people access to our Sharing Shelves, but other services will not be operating. Here are the dates you need to know: If you need extra support over the holidays, here are some services that might be able to help: Emergency support Edinburgh Crisis Centre (open 24/7)Call: 0808 801 0414Text: 07974429075Email: crisis@edinburghcrisiscentre.org.uk Social Care DirectCall (office hours): 0131 200 2324Call (out of hours): 0800 731 6969 Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage HelplineCall: 0800 027 1234 If you are in danger, call 999…

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    Christmas Day Meals in Edinburgh

    Listed below are some organisations in Edinburgh that are offering free meals on Christmas Day. Some of these events must be booked in advance – for more information, please get in touch with the organisations directly. Drylaw Rainbow Club Day Centre If you are aged 65+ and would like to have Christmas Day Lunch 12pm – 3pm with us for FREE, please call us on 0131 343 6643 or pop in and see a member of staff to sign up. Social Bite Social Bite will be opening our doors on Christmas Day exclusively for homeless people. If you have nowhere else to go, come and spend Christmas with the Social…

  • North Edinburgh Christmas Market

    Christmas is Coming … join us at the Christmas Market! 8 December 2019 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at North Edinburgh Arts Hot food Home baking Local handicrafts Children’s activities Santa’s grotto Carol singing And much more Organised by the Community Market Group