Edinburgh City Mission have been running Basics Bank for many years from the West Pilton Christian Centre. When the centre closed in the autumn of 2012 the church was delighted to be able to form a partnership with ECM to run the food bank from our church building.
Basics Bank is a crisis food bank which serves people who for various reasons are struggling to mange to purchase the basics, like food and toiletries.
Basics Bank runs on a referral basis where agencies who are engaged with our clients refer them to us in their time of need. All the main support agencies have information and referral forms for Basics Bank.
We are open on a Tuesday from 10am until 1:30pm.Basics Bank also operates in different areas throughout the city. For more information visit the ECM website, or click here.