North East Fife

Cost of living support

North East Fife Area

To help with the rising cost of living there's a range of support in the local area.

While every effort has been made to provide accurate and up-to-date information on this website, this may be subject to change at short notice. Always double-check before heading out

Staying Safe and Keeping Well

The ‘Staying Safe and Keeping Well’ booklet contains useful tips and information which anyone in Fife can use when trying to cope with difficult times.

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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.

  • Auchtermuchty Angels

    1 Distillery Street, Auchtermuchty
    Food Parcels
    Storage cupboard food items and frozen food
    Opening hours: Contact for appointment
  • Colinsburgh Community Café & Food Hub

    Colinsburgh Town Hall KY9 1LN
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    A place to meet and have a coffee and a chat and take some surplus food supplied by local shops and food producers
    Opening hours: Surplus food: Tuesday 10.30am - 11.30am Café only: Friday 12noon - 3.00pm
  • Cupar Community Fridge

    County Buildings, St Catherine’s Street, Cupar, KY15 4TA
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Making surplus perishable food freely available to members of the public. Surplus food is provided by local businesses or members of the public and is then available for collection by people who need it.
    Opening hours: Tuesday’s 11-12 pm & Friday 3-4pm
  • Cupar Food Bank

    21 St Catherine Street, Cupar, KY15 4TA
    Food Bank
    The foodbanks works 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. We also provide toiletries, domestic cleaning products and pet food
    Opening hours: Monday 11-3pm, Wednesday 4-6pm, Friday 11-3pm and 5-6pm.
    07474 453153
  • ENeRGI (East Fife Recovery Group Initiative)

    32 East Street, St Monans KY10 2AT
    Food Parcels
    Provide food parcels - self referral - call in week before, do cater for emerenceys.
    01333 730477
  • East Neuk Eats! Community Fridge

    East Neuk Centre Trust, Ladywalk, Anstruther, KY10 3EX
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Fresh food in Fridge and Freezer
    Opening hours: every Thursday at the East Neuk Centre from 1 pm - 3 pm and Friday from 10 am - 3 pm.
  • East Neuk Food Bank

    Anstruther Church, Burial Brae, Anstruther, KY10 3HF
    Food Bank
    Food parcels to families and individuals in the East Neuk and signposting advice for other services. Access to landline, laptops and Wifi.
    Opening hours: Tuesdays 12-4 and Thursdays 4-6
  • Leuchars Larder

    Leuchars Primary School, 18 Pitlethie Road, Leuchars, KY16 0EZ
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Offering a mix of surplus fresh food and donated ambient storecupboard essentials. Free and open to everyone in the Leuchars and Guardbridge communities.
    Opening hours: Monday 3.15pm - 5.15pm
  • Newburgh Food Bank

    Tayside Institute Community Centre, 90-92 High Street, Newburgh, KY14 6DA
    Food Bank
    Opening hours: Monday and Friday 10am - 10.30am and Wednesday 5pm to 5.30pm
  • Social Café

    County Buildings, St Catherine’s Street, Cupar, KY15 4TA
    Warm Spaces/Community Assistance
    Access a warm space and enjoy a hot drink and a snack, take part in small activities, and talk to the CLD worker.
    Opening hours: Friday 10am - 12pm
    07921 288423
  • St Andrews, Community Fridge @ North East Fife Community Hub

    St David’s Centre, St Andrews KY16 8BP
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Located within the NEF Community Hub café, short shelf life, or surplus to requirements food is available for anyone to help themselves. This helps to reduce food waste.
    Opening hours: Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10am – 4.30pm; Sat 10am-3pm
    07792 941783
  • St Monans Community Food Larder

    St Monans Town Hall, Hope Place KY10 2DH
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Opening Hours: Friday 2pm - 3pm Making surplus perishable and ambient food available to everyone in the community. Refreshments available – tea/coffee/hot chocolate.
    Opening hours: Opening Hours: Friday 11am-12 noon
  • Storehouse Food Bank

    St David's Center, 23 Albany Park, St Andrews, KY16 8BP
    Food Bank
    The amount a client can take away with them is largely dependent on what their need is. As a rough guide though, we offer 2 bags per adult, 1 bag per child per visit.
    Opening hours: Tuesdays 11am-1pm, 5:30-6:30pm and Thursdays 11am-1pm
    01334 845985
  • Taybridgehead Food Bank

    Wormit Parish Church, Wormit
    Food Bank
    We are not open to the public. Our parcels are made up in the Foodbank and then delivered to all clients homes – we have been doing this since the start of the Pandemic and think that we will continue to do so in the future.
    Opening hours: All parcels are delivered on a Wednesday afternoon. Any request for an emergency parcel is dealt with immediately.
  • Tayport Community Fridge

    Larick Centre, Shanwell Road, Tayport, DD6 9EA
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Making surplus perishable food freely available to members of the public. Surplus food is provided by local businesses or members of the public and is then available for collection by people who need it.
    Opening hours: currently 3-4pm – this will always be subject to changes
    07486 893215

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.

Community Job Clubs

Community job clubs provide a space where people can get access to a PC to undertake job searches, create and develop CVs and apply for jobs. Our staff will be able to offer advice on most aspects of searching and applying for work.

Leuchars Primary School
First Monday of the month - 3pm to 4.30pm
Tayside Institute Community Centre (TICC)
Tuesday - 9.30 to 11.30am
County Buildings
Tuesday - 2pm to 4pm
Friday - 10am to 12pm
Friday - 2pm to 4pm (appointment only)
Town Hall
Wednesday - 10am to 12pm
Cosmos Centre
St Andrews
Thursday - 2pm to 4pm

Larick Centre

Last Friday of the month - 2.30pm to 4.30pm
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