South West Fife

Cost of living support

South West 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.

  • Canary Canteen

    Valleyfield Community Club, Kinloss Court, Valleyfield, KY12 8RT
    Low Cost Hot Meals
    Low cost 3 course meals, home baking, tea and coffee. Available to everyone. Donation towards costs if in position to do so (pay what you can afford system) (weekly menu up on facebook page)
    Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.00pm
  • Chill and Chat

    North Queensferry Community Complex, Brock Street, Queen Margaret's Playfing Fields, North Queensferry, KY11 1JD
    Community Café
    Everyone welcome, pop along for hot drinks and tasty snacks with friends old and new
    Opening hours: Fridays 4.30pm - 5.30pm
    Low cost
    01383 411 381
  • Community Shop & Café 'Food for Thought' (Inverkeithing Trust)

    Ballast Bank Community Centre, Preston Crescent, Inverkeithing, KY11 1DS
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Open to all - choose from the fresh, frozen, bakery, tinned & dried food + toiletries/cleaning products as available. Shop: £5 per bag or donation. Café: Tea/Coffee/Cake - 50p and hot rolls/toasties - £1.50 Café: Tea/Coffee/Cake - 50p Hot rolls/toastie -
    Opening hours: Wednesdays 9.30am to 11.30am
    £4.00 per bag or donation
  • EATS Rosyth Community Hub

    115a Queensferry Road, Rosyth, KY11 2PS
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Community Larder and Fridge: Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm Community Meals: Thursdays, Bite and Blether sit in with entertainment, Friday, Bite Night sit in or takeaway. £2 adults/free for children. Book in for community meals on Facebook/calling into the cafe/by phone.
    Opening hours: Living room café: Monday to Friday 10.00am to 2.00pm Larder: Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm Community meals: 5.00pm to 7.00pm
    Free or by donation
    01383 341 260
  • Grow West Fife Community Meal

    Grow West Fife Walled Garden Blair Castle (Carlow Home) Culross, Fife, KY12 8JW
    Community Café
    Free community meal open to anyone
  • Inverkeithing Food Bank

    The Friary (next to the Civic Centre), Queen Street, Inverkeithing, KY11 1LS
    Food Bank
    (referral only)We offer 3 days food, 3 meals per day per person on the referral voucher.  We also give toiletries, nappies, pet food etc.
    Opening hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4.00pm to 6.00pm
  • Rosyth Food Bank

    Parish Church, Queensferry Road, Rosyth, KY11 2PQ
    Food Bank
    (referral only)We offer 3 days food, 3 meals per day per person on the referral voucher.  We also give toiletries, nappies, pet food etc.
    Opening hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 4.00pm to 6.00pm
  • Rosyth Parish Church

    Rosyth Parish Church, 82a Queensferry Road, Rosyth KY11 2PQ
    Low Cost Hot Meals
    Tea, Coffee and hot filled rolls available.
    Opening hours: Fridays 12.00pm to 2.30pm
    Free or donation
  • Saline and Steelend Fabulous Food Pantry

    Saline Community Centre, 13 Main Street, Saline, Dunfermline, KY12 9TL
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Opening hours: Wednesdays 12.00pm to 2.00pm
    £4 donation
    01383 853 762
  • The Food Hub

    Kincardine Community Centre, Anderson Lane, Kincardine FK10 4SF
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    A variety of food items, fresh fruit and vegetables and store cupboard essentials available.
    Opening hours: Food Hub: Tuesday 5.30pm - 7.00pm Food Hub: Wednesday 11.00am - 12.00pm Coffee & Blether: Wednesday 1.00pm - 3.00pm
    £4 donation
    01259 730 997
  • Tower Pantry

    Oakley Community Centre, Station Road, Oakley, Dunfermline, KY12 9QF
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    fresh fruit and veg, tins and other everyday foods made up in bags and a minimum of £3 donation is asked for. These are then handed out at the centre door.
    Opening hours: Wednesdays 12.00pm to 2.00pm but finishes when food is gone. It goes quickly
    Minimum £3.00 donation
  • Valleyfield Community Club Pantry

    Kinloss Court, Valleyfield, KY12 8RT
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Opening hours: Tuesdays 2.00pm to 3.00pm
    £2.00 per bag surplus food

Cafe Inc

Cafe Inc is a free lunch club for children, young people and families in Fife. No need to book, no criteria, free for all. Venues across Fife. Just pop in and grab a bag of tasty food to go.

Cafe Inc is not available over the Christmas break but you can still find details of our Warm Welcome venues and various local food providers online. Opening times may change over the festive period so please check with the venue beforehand.

Warm Welcome venues/ Community Assistance

Warm Welcome venues 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.

    LocationDayTime Contact number
    Valleyfield Centre Tuesday 10am to 12pm Angela 07515 291123
    Leanne 07985 739452
    Civic Centre Inverkeithing Tuesday 1pm to 3pm Angela 07515 291123
    Leanne 07985 739452
    Parkgate Rosyth Centre Wednesday 10am to 12pm Angela 07515 291123
    Leanne 07985 739452
    Kincardine Centre Wednesday 1pm to 3pm Angela 07515 291123
    Leanne 07985 739452
    Oakley Centre Thursday 1pm to 3pm Angela 07515 291123
    Leanne 07985 739452
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