To help with the rising cost of living there's a range of support in the local area.
Foodbanks and community cafés
Below is a list of locations and organisations supporting the people of Fife by providing short term access to emergency food and support for people experiencing a crisis.
Benarty Food AngelsBenarty Centre, Ballingry Road, Ballingry, KY5 8JH
Meal in a bag with recipe
Opening hours: Every Monday from Benarty Centre, 1pm - 2pm
Benarty Food BankBRAG Centre, Main Street, Crosshill, Lochgelly, KY5 8BJ
We provide a minimum of three days' nutritionally balanced, tinned and dried food donated by the local community.
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 4pm-6pm
Cardenden Community FridgeBowhill Community Centre, 145 Station Road, Cardenden, KY5 0BW
The fridge is open to anyone who requires the service and runs on a free membership system.Members can choose essential grocery items based on need and the number in their household. Volunteers pack chosen items into bags for each member. On Fridays we offer a pre-cooked takeaway meal and any meals not given out are frozen and distributed on Mondays.
Opening hours: Monday 1-3pm and Friday 2-4pm.
Cowdenbeath Food BankFountain Meeting Rooms, Broad Street, Cowdenbeath, KY4 8JA
Referral needed for food parcels.Your local food banks work with referral agencies to issue food vouchers to those in need of emergency food in times of crisis.We provide a minimum of three days' nutritionally balanced, tinned and dried food donated by the local community.
Opening hours: Tues & Thurs 4-6pm
Lo'gelly LunchesTown Hall, Bank St, Lochgelly, KY5 9RE
Community Café - Offering lunch for you to drop in and have a bite to eat, relax and have a chat. Enjoy some homemade soup, sandwiches and home baking with a tea/coffee. Community Larder - offering groceries, toiletries and pre-cooked home meals. Our service operates a delivery and drop-in service. There is also Welfare Support staff available at this time.
Opening hours: Community Café open every Tuesday 11am - 1pm Community Larder open every Friday 10am - 1pm
MAX's MealsMaxwell Centre, 70 Stenhouse Street, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9DD
Pop in and collect a variety of FREE Prepared meals and other items from our community fridge and larder – Everyone welcome😊
Opening hours: Thursday from 12.00pm -1pm.
Max's Light BitesMaxwell Centre, 70 Stenhouse Street, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9DD
Pop in for free soup or stovies, this is a sit in provison, chat with others, find out about groups and courses, volunteering and welfare support advice available if required.
Opening hours: Monday 1pm-2.30pm
Max’s Light BitesMaxwell Centre, 70 Stenhouse Street, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9DD
Free soup or stovies (eat in), chat with others find out about groups and courses, volunteering and welfare support advice if required. Recipe cards are also available, and advice on cooking within a budget.
Opening hours: Mondays 1-2.30pm
Oor Wee CaféKelty Community Centre, Main Street, Kelty, KY4 0AQ
Oor Wee café has 2 provisions running every Tuesday from 11.30 - 1pm. A community cafe in one room and a food provision in the other room, The community café is a sit in café where customers get a hot meal, tea/coffee and cake. It works on a pay what you can afford basis (donations) The grocery provision is a provision with take away cooked meals and groceries such as tins, pet food, toiletries etc are on offer to take away. This also works on a pay what you can afford basis. Both are open to anyone that wants to use them. Everyone is welcome.
Opening hours: Tuesday 11:30-1pm
Surplus Food Waste is a community group that works with supermarkets and retailers to provide much needed surplus food waste to those who need it most. We do this by organising surplus popups in public community areas.
Opening hours: Information of pop up locations with dates and times available on Facebook page
Salvation ArmyStenhouse Street, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9DD
Emergency Food Support
Opening hours: drop in’ facility on a Tuesday between 10-12.
01383 513384 OR 07741906029
The Clearing239 High Street, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9QF
Meal in a bag on a Monday, scheme, whereby we measure out the ingredients for a family meal, give everything required, including recipe, advice on nutrition and budgeting and extra food. Opportunity to come and cook the food with help from our cook. Food for Families" on Fridays from 10am till 1pm at the Clearing when we give fresh food and household supplies to families. Call 07802414418 to register for this.
Opening hours: Monday 11am -1pm, Fridays from 10am till 1pm
The Pantry @BRAGCrosshill Community Enterpise Centre, Main Street, Crosshill, KY5 8BJ
Pantry Shop where customers can choose ten items from the shelves or fridges plus help themselves to as much bread, vegetables, nappies and sanitary products that they need. The cost is still £3 for to use the shop and £4 for deliveries.
Opening hours: Thursday 1pm - 3pm
Warm Spaces/ Community Assistance
Warm spaces will be established in various venues and settings across the area which are designed to offer safe, warm places for people in our communities to spend time, participate in activities and access support.
Pit Road, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9NN
Opening hours • Thursday: 10.00am - 12.00pm
What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;Free activities;
We know many people are struggling with rising energy bills this winter, and that’s why we are holding these free sessions to give you extra support during the cold months. Enjoy a hot drink and biscuit, and meet other participants while enjoying optional, informal, social activities like table tennis, indoor curling, board games and short exercise activities.
41 High Street, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9QA
Opening hours • Monday: 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-5pm • Tuesday: 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-5pm • Thursday: 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-6pm • Friday: 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-5pm • Saturday: 10am-2pm
What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free activities;
You’re welcome to read, surf, and have a blether as well as enjoy board games, or just relax and enjoy a free cuppa.
Local welfare support & Community job clubs
- Benefit checking
- Support with accessing employment
- Support with completing benefit applications
- Signposting to crisis grants and financial support
|Maxwell Centre, Cowdenbeath||Monday||1pm to 3pm||Joanne 07518 299546|
Linzi 07535 650273
|Lochgelly Centre||Tuesday||10am to 12pm||Edward 07515 290119|
|Benarty Community Centre||Tuesday||2pm to 4pm||Edward 07515 290119|
|Bowhill Community Centre||Wednesday||1pm to 3pm||Edward 07515 290119|
|Crossgates Community Centre||
9 Nov, 23 Nov, 7 Dec and 21 Dec
|1:30pm to 3pm||Joanne 07518 299546 |
Linzi 07535 650273
|Kelty Community Centre||Wednesday||10am to 12pm||Linzi 07535 650273|
|Maxwell Centre, Cowdenbeath||Thursday||1pm to 3pm||Linzi 07535 650273|
|Corrie Centre, Cardenden||Friday||10am to 12pm||Joanne 07518299546|
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