Help with the cost of living

If you are struggling with rising living costs, these pages are for you.

They describe how Angus Council and other organisations can help.

You don’t have to be claiming benefits, or out of work, to use many of the services listed on these pages.



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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