Help with access to food
There are various options available if you are struggling with access to food including:
- Food banks
- Fairshare providers
- Early Years Centres
- Community cafes
- Food larders.
Support in your locality
Across the area's five localities there are a number of venues and organisations providing access to food. Please note that other services operate locally but require referrals.
- Abundant Borders Community Garden - Duns
- A Heart for Duns
- BAVS Duns
- Connect Youth Duns
- Abundant Borders Community Garden - Eyemouth
- Eyemouth Community Fridge
- Abundant Borders Community Garden - Ayton
- Reston & Auchencrow Larder
- Chirnside Community Larder
- Abundant Borders Community Garden - Foulden
- Coldstream Larder
- Eyemouth Larder with Community Fridge
- Café Recharge – Galashiels
- Langlee Early Years Centre – Galashiels
- TD1 Youth Centre – Galashiels
- Rowlands – Selkirk
- Selkirk Early Years Centre
- Newtown Community Help
Teviot and Liddesdale
- Abundant Borders Community Garden – Hawick
- Burnfoot Community Futures – Hawick
- Burnfoot Early Years Centre – Hawick
- Food Foundation - Peebles
- Kingsland Primary Share Shed
- Peeblesshire Foodbank
- Tweeddale Youth Action
- Swap and Share Shed - Innerleithen
- Food Hugs - Walkerburn
Food support for school age children
Free School Meals may be available depending on your personal circumstances.
Breakfast clubs also operate at a number of our schools. Please contact your school directly to find out more.
Low and Slow project
Low and Slow was developed as a holistic way of addressing health inequalities for families and individuals who may experience food and/or fuel poverty.
This eight week project aims to reduce fuel and food bills by providing a home evergy assessment, advice and support and slow cooking recipes.
The project is run as a partnership, with the initial pilot involving: Joint Health Improvement Team, Changeworks, Burnfoot Community Futures, Newcastleton Community and District Trust and Morrisons. As the project develops across the localities it will take on varied partnerships but will involved the Joint Health Improvement Team and energy advisors through all the programmes.
The roll out of the project continues with planned programmes in Galashiels, Burnfoot, Selkirk, Peebles and Eyemouth.