Help with the cost of living



These resources do not need a referral. Just turn up for a warm welcome and support.


  • Community Cafe at Gayfield Park, 11am to 1pm on Mondays and Thursdays. A complementary service to the local food bank providing a hot meal and support. For enquiries contact
  • Community spirit: Food, Fun and Friendship - open to everyone at no cost, providing a hot dinner and good company. Community Spirit Building, 7A Fisheracre, Arbroath. 4pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday
  • Wellbeing bite and blether: wellbeing session followed by a selection of food and refreshments. A range of services on hand as well for support and advice. There is no cost but donations are welcome. Arbroath Old and Abbey Parish Church hall, Monday 11:30am to 1pm. For further information, contact Rikki Beattie at


  • Brechin Community Pantry: provides emergency food and other essential goods to feed people in need in our communities
  • Brechin Soup Initiative. Delivery of fresh homemade soup to people living alone or families. Contact Elizabeth Howson: or 07566 273 983




  • Kirriemuir – Kirriemuir Food Hub: voluntary organisation with a mission to help combat food insecurity and reduce food waste
  • Glens and Kirriemuir UPC Souper Tuesday: come along and enjoy a warm space to sit and enjoy a chat and a tea or coffee. All welcome,11am to 4pm Tuesdays (soup lunch served 12:30pm to 1:30pm) at Glens and Kirriemuir United Parish Church, Bank St, Kirriemuir DD8 4BG
  • Kirriemuir Food Hub: community eating experience where all dietary needs can be catered for. Hot food, cakes, tea/coffee/juice. Open to all, free of charge. Donations gratefully received for Kirriemuir Food Hub. 4pm to 7pm, first Monday of every month at 3 Bellies Brae Pub, Kirriemuir DD8 4EB



  • Montrose Food Hub: seeks to tackle food insecurity amongst those facing difficult times, through the provision of hampers containing food and other household essentials

National guidance is available from:

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