get2gether supporting members through Cost of Living Crisis

get2gether supporting members through Cost of Living Crisis

get2gether knows how difficult and cold life can be for our members so we’ve been linking in with organisations to bring you accessible information and friendly partnerships.

In January 2024 we met Home Energy Scotland to hear more about how they’re helping their customers with energy bills

Across 2023 we have been using our Cost of Living page to promote organisations across Edinburgh and the Lothians that are providing free meals and warm & welcoming spaces.

See some of them below! 👇

North East Edinburgh 

  • Edinburgh Food Project has moved into the Almond room at Thistle Foundation, Craigmillar. The foodbank will be open Tue and Thu between 11:00 – 14:00 initially, however they may add additional days/ times. Pop into Thistle Foundation and ask for more information about the growing Community Hub! 

Our Ambassadors hosted an in-person Monday Magic at Thistle Foundation to find out more about Edinburgh Food Bank!

  • Have you been to The Ripple in Restalrig? As well as many community projects, they have their Hub Grub Community Cafe, open Mon – Friday 10am – 1.30pm.
  • Hibernian Community Foundation are offering Leith Lunches on Monday (12.30 – 2pm) Wednesdays (12.30-3pm) and Friday (12-2pm) in partnership with Cyrenians and Empty Kitchens Full Hearts. (this is also our newest Karaoke Disco venue!)

South East Edinburgh 

  • Eric Liddel Centre on 15 Morningside Road offer a fantastic Community Lunches on a Thursday  12:30pm-2pm. They are popular though, so they ask people to book in advance by calling 0131 447 4520 – bookings open at 8am on Friday and close at 6pm on Tuesday.
  • Social Bite on 131 Rose Street, EH2 3DT, offers Takeaway Free Food

Monday – Friday – Breakfast rolls: 8.00am – 9.30am, Evening scran: 4.00pm – 4.45pm, Closed weekends 

Foodsharing – Come along to the SHRUB, fill a basket with food and pay what you can – donations are great but ultimately they want this food to be taken by anyone who needs it, to save it from landfill! 

Closed Monday – Tuesday to Saturday 11.00 – 18.00 – 11.00-16.00 on Sundays

‘Toasty’ cafe. Thursdays 10am-2.30pm – simple and affordable drinks and snacks served in our foyer area.  We are a registered ‘Warm Space’ and ‘Chatty Cafe’

North West Edinburgh 

Empty Kitchens, Granton – (3-11 West Granton Road, EH5 1HG)

  • Empty Kitchens runs their weekly on-site meals every Friday 1pm – 2pm. You can grab some soup and a roll, and a chat with our lovely volunteers! If you’re coming by bus, you can reach us using the 8, 16, 19, 47 & 200. 

Fresh Start provide starter packs, practical help, pantry and cooking classes. Get in touch at cooking@freshstartweb.org.uk or 0131 476 7741 to learn more about making simple, delicious, healthy and affordable recipes to feed yourself and your family. Community meal – friday 12-1.30pm (hot main, pudding), soup-er tuesday 11-1pm – free

Pilton Community Health Project, (73 Boswall Parkway, Edinburgh EH5 2PW) 

There is so much happening at Pilton Community Health Project; check out their Community Wellbeing Project or email hello@pchp.org.uk.  

Granton Community Gardeners – based at Pilton community Health project 

Check out their Granton Garden Bakery on Saturdays 10-1pm – Come to the window at the back of the building on Pilton Drive North. It’s delicious and pay what you can! Also they have community lunches on Weds 2pm and dinners at 5pm (dinner is served @ The Scran Van. Wrap up warm!) 

    South West Edinburgh

    If you have any information you would like to add or to ask questions, please contact Rosy on rosy@get2gether.org.uk or 07858 318 643!

    And of course, don’t forget that our Flagship Events are pay what you can. We want to make sure that as many of our members can attend our events as possible!

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