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Why We’re Supporting Community for Food in Currie and Balerno

The Community for Food project supports up to 50 families, providing fresh food and larder provisions, toiletries and household products.    

Community fo Food receiving a cheque for £3000
Community fo Food receiving a cheque for £3000

At Currie, Balerno and District Round Table (CBDRT) we’re constantly impressed by the dedication of the Community for Food (CfC) volunteers. We are incredibly grateful that this initiative exists in our area.

We know that every time we make a donation, every penny goes directly to food on the table for people that need it. We were delighted recently to be able to donate again and we were along at HQ this month to hand a cheque for £3,000. A huge thank you to everyone that has put money in a collection bucket or attended our events over the past year; this is only possible with your support.

Val Reid from the Community for Food project said: “The CBDRT have been supporting Community for Food from the very beginning, and we cannot thank them enough for this further donation. It really will make a huge difference to the families in our local community that need some extra support as we head into winter.”

Community for Food is a voluntary organisation which supports families in the local community. Established in response to the Covid-19 crisis, it now regularly support up to 50 families providing fresh food and larder provisions, toiletries and household products.    

Families are referred to CfF by six local schools: Juniper Green Primary, Nether Currie Primary, Currie Primary, Dean Park Primary, Currie Community High School and Balerno High School. The charity is run entirely by volunteers – from the organising committee, to its pickers and packers and delivery drivers. 

CfF relies on food donations from the local community, as well as Morrisons Supermarket, and partners with FareShare, the UK’s longest running food redistribution charity, to keep costs to a minimum. Nevertheless, every week CfF spends around £300 to purchase food and products for the families it helps. 

Susie Bass from CfF highlights that they’re always on the lookout for people to get involved: “We always need new volunteers to help us—even one evening a month can make a huge difference. We are also dependent on the generosity of donors and funders. If you could consider supporting us with a monthly donation or you know of a company or funder that you think would support us please let us know.” 

For more information on how you can volunteer or support CfF, email: Food donation drop-off points: Scotmid in Balerno and Currie, and Currie Library. Visit: and