Compassionate and free from judgement

 

A SKYE AND LOCHALSH FOODBANK

 

Become a Skye Food Bank Volunteer

If you would be interested in helping us with the important work of Skye Food Bank, please complete the application form by clicking the button across the page.

Who we are

The Community Foodbank - Skye and Lochalsh is an independent voluntary organisation. The demand for food has increased over the years and in fact in 2018 there was a 50% increase in the supply of food bags by our organisation. We are run entirely by volunteers with each having a specific part to play.

 

Food is collected from several drop-off points in Skye and stored in a local church. We have collection points in Uig, Waternish, Staffin, our local Co-operative, chemist, health food shop and hairdressers in Portree. We collect food donations from local churches and other points in more outlying communities.

How can we help you?

How can we help you?

How to collect food

How to donate food

Making a difference

In the local community

Where to drop off food

Food is collected from several drop-off points in Skye and stored in a local church. We have collection points in Uig, Waternish, Staffin, our local Co-operative, chemist, health food shop and hairdressers in Portree. We collect food donations from local churches and other points in more outlying communities.

 

Food donations can be dropped off at:

The big Coop in Portree, The Whole Food shop Portree, The first house in Waternish, Rankins shop in Uig, Staffin Stores,

and Fasgadh shop in Dunvegan, The Church of Scotland Portree, The Church of Scotland Dunvegan.

 

If you would like to arrange a specific collection, please message us by clicking the button below.

 

 

Here to help you

When you need support

Where to collect food

Food can be accessed through the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), The Green, Portree and the CAB outreach service in Kyle.

 

The Portree CAB office is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4.30 pm and on Wednesdays from 10 am to 1 pm. CAB phone number 01478 612032.

 

In an emergency the Foodbank can be contacted outside CAB office hours by clicking the Facebook button link below.

 

How to volunteer

How to donate

Donate to our cause

and help those in need

Donate to our cause

We rely on donations from the local community to fund the purchase of food and goods for distribution to those in need. None of our volunteers are paid. If you would like to donate towards the purchase of food and food vouchers, please click the button below.

Volunteer with Skye Foodbank

And help your community

Work with us to make a difference

The Food Bank is run entirely by volunteers with each having a specific part to play.  Volunteers, who are usually organised in pairs, cover the jobs of collection of food donations, unpacking and sorting food, making up bags for distribution and delivery to CAB and to statutory and voluntary welfare agencies. We unpack food donations and date check them.

 

If you would be interested in volunteering, please contact us by clicking the Facebook messenger button below.

 

Who we work with

Our partnership organisations

The introduction of Universal Credit is evidently having a negative impact and further roll out in 2019 will inevitably exacerbate the situation. Recipients of food include individuals and families on low (or no) incomes, people with mental and physical health issues, young carers and disabled people. We work with a number of organisations in partnership to make sure our food reaches those most in need. We have a working relationship with the following organisations:

 

Social Work (Portree and Kyle)

Welfare Rights

UHI college

Viewfield Garden Collective

Community Nurses

Community Psychiatric Nurses

Midwives

Health Visitors

Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association

Women’s Aid

Rag Tag Broadford

Health Improvement Advisor

Am Fasgadh

Young Carers

New Start

Family First

Portree Medical Centre

 

 

Working with various groups and organisations

To help those in need in the Isle of Skye and Lochalsh

Helping those in need in Skye and Lochalsh

A dedicated team of volunteers

working to help those in need.

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Our values

The Right to Food

We believe that it is a basic right that every human being should have access to food. We aim to provide for those who are in need.

 

Privacy

We guarantee complete privacy for those we provide for.

 

Compassion

Our volunteers and committee members all work in a caring and understanding way. We believe nobody should be hungry in 2019.

 

Community

We believe in working with the local community to help those in the area. We work with a number of groups to make a difference.

 

 

30

Volunteers

 

10

Drop off Points

 

2

Island Teams

 

1000s

Provided for

Contact us

Contact us through Facebook

The best method of contacting us is through Facebook. We will respond to all inquiries as soon as possible. If you have a specific question that is not urgent, please contact us by email on the details listed further down the page.

Please contact us using the details below.

Our Address

Email us

Address

Address

Portree Parish Church Hall, Portree, Isle of Skye

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A compassionate and caring organisation of volunteers helping the local community.

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Skye Foodbank logo

If you would be interested in helping us with the important work of Skye Food Bank, please complete the application  form by clicking the button below.

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Skye Foodbank logo