Campaign description


Free food on Mondays

Did you know 13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK? In fact, according to the Trussell Trust, nearly 118,000 people (over 36,000 of them children) relied on food donations in Scotland in 2014-2015.

To help our city’s hungry, we’ll be giving away free food every Monday from a food table located on the corner of North Bridge and the Royal Mile. The free food table will start in mid-January, with a view to expanding to other days of the week and other parts of the city.

There are men, women and children in Edinburgh who are hungry and in desperate need of food. We’re taking a stand and working for the betterment of our city, helping local people in crisis.


Your donations will allow us to provide much-needed food for the hungry. We operate a 100 percent donation policy so all your donations will go directly to feeding the hungry.

You can donate:

  1. Donate in person to Akeel, 0794 747 3442 or Shahid, 07980 401 749
  2. online at
  3. Donate by bank transfer

Account Name: Edinburgh Cares
Account number: 62312490
Sort code: 09-01-28

Please donate generously.

Get involved

Join us and take part in our free food table in Edinburgh, as well as in our other local and international projects helping the needy.

Contact us for more information on volunteering.

Business partnerships

Do you work in or own a food business like a cafe, restaurant, takeaway, fruit shop or a grocery shop? You can donate food items that suit your budget either as a one-off or on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis.

We also encourage general businesses to partner with us and to continue this much-needed service to help the hungry. You or your business can make a one-off donation or support us regularly.

We will share your partnership on our social media pages and issue a certificate of appreciation.

Everyone loves a positive story and a caring business. Join us and tell your customers that you’re supporting local community projects.