Cost of Living Resources

A helpful resource of local organisations providing food and/or a warm place for people to meet.

If you have anything you’d like added or if anything needs to be changed please let us know.

Awestruck Academy – 0141 435 7116

Free Soup and Sandwiches Thursday and Friday 12-2pm

Ben View Centre and Blue Triangle – 01389 733 030

Warm and Toasty – Breakfast from 9.15-11.15am every Monday

The Big Scran – Providing a community meal every Thursday from 5pm-7pm

Dalmonach Community Centre

Free Tea and Coffee – Wednesday 12-4pm

Dalmuir Barclay Food Pantry – 0141 941 3317

Pay £2.50 for up to 10 items from fresh, frozen, tins and toiletries

Open Wednesday and Friday 11am-2pm and Thursday 7pm-8pm

Drop in Cafe Wednesday and Friday 11am-1pm

Faifley Foodshare – 07784 291 123

Community Pantry offering a selection of food for £2.50

Open Tuesday 10am-12pm at Faifley Parish Church Hall


Food for Thought – 01389 743 908

Office open daily 10am-5pm

Collection points:

Monday to Friday – Unit 14a Artizan Shopping Centre, Dumbarton 10am – 5pm

Tuesday – CATRA Centre, 5 Alexander Street, Alexandria 11.00am – 12pm

Monday – St Stephens Chapel Hall, Park Road, Dalmuir 11.30am – 1.30pm

Thursday – Clydebank Community Sports Hub, Dean Street, Clydebank –  11.00am to 12pm

Community Soup at St Augustines Church Hall – Wednesdays 11.30am-2pm

Golden Friendships and Dalmuir Park Housing Association

Free Heating and Eating – Golden Friendships, 18 Nairn Place, Clydebank

Golden Friendships will be serving dinner on Thursdays from 5pm – 7pm

Golden Friendships in partnership with DPHA will serve hot dinners with teas and coffee on Tuesdays from 4pm – 6pm

Glenroy Bar, Balloch

Free Tea, Coffee and Soup every day 11am-4pm

Kilbowie St Andrew’s Parish Church

Free Tea, Coffee, Cake, Soup and Sandwiches

Every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm

Lennox Evangelical Church

The Soup Spot – Tuesday 12-1.30pm

Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels 07368 496 836

Collection points:

Old Kilpatrick – OKFP Hub, Unit 5 Station Road Industrial Estate open Monday-Friday 12pm-1pm

Bowling – Jim’s Shop & Snack, Main Street, Bowling open Wednesday 12pm – 1pm

Dalmuir – Barclay Church, Durban Avenue open Wednesday 12pm – 2pm

Clydebank – Park Christian Fellowship, Shelley Drive open Friday 12pm – 1pm

Phoenix Centre

Tea, Coffee and Soup – Tuesday to Friday 11.30am-4pm

Renton Craigandro

Heat Hub with Tea, Coffee and Wifi – Thursdays 12-4pm

Soup Club

Tea, Coffee and Soup at St Augustines Church Hall – Fridays 12-2pm

St Kessog’s Church, Balloch

Hosting a warm space in the church hall on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12-5pm

Refreshments will be available.

St Patrick’s Church Hall, Dumbarton

Warm Hub with Tea, Coffee and Biscuits every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 11am-4pm

The Big Disability Group – 0141 237 4560

627 Dumbarton Road, Dalmuir

Tea, Coffee and Warm Place – Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

The Chatty Café at Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels

Open Monday to Friday from 12-4pm

Provides free homemade soup, tea and coffee

The Dog House, Balloch

Free Tea, Coffee and Biscuits for locals during day

West Dunbartonshire Community Foodshare – 01389 764 135 / 0800 345 7050


Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm

They will provide anyone affected by food insecurity with an emergency food parcel, delivered to your home address the next working day.

Corra Foundation-Household Hardship Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund is contributing another £1m to the Household Hardship Fund, it is expected that applications will come in very quickly and once applications have been received over the £1m fund available, the fund will close to new applicants, if you have received funds in November/December you are not eligible to apply again. Access the fund 

Cash for Kids Cost of Living Fund 

A new £1 million fund has been launched to support the UK’s most vulnerable families during the cost-of-living crisis. The Fund will target families with a genuine need for support and suffering from disadvantage due to the crisis, allowing them to apply for grants of £50 per child which can be used for basic essentials such as food, heating, clothing, and school uniform. Service providers who support vulnerable children, including schools, social services, health professionals and charities, can apply on behalf of the families they work with. Applications will close when all funding has been allocated. Cash for Kids aims to get the funds to families as soon as possible. 

National Lottery Community Fund

In response to the cost-of-living crisis, funding is available for projects that help support individuals, families and communities currently experiencing financial hardship. Through the Cost-of-Living Support Scotland Grants programme, grants of between £10,001 and £75,000 will be awarded for activity that increases resilience and reduces the impact of/prevents financial insecurity amongst vulnerable communities. Examples of the types of projects that could be funded include money advice projects, mental health projects, projects bringing people together for activities under one roof, and ‘warm room’ projects. Applications can be made at any time.

Ask for Ellen – Warburtons x Morrisons

From 17/07/23 – 13/08/23, ask for ‘Ellen’ at the till point at any UK Morrisons Café to receive 2 x Warburtons standard crumpets with butter and jam, during Morrisons Café opening hours, while stocks last and subject to availability.  Vegan spread available on request.  Other alternative toppings are not available.  Limit of 1 portion per customer per day.  Offer is not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Ask for Ellen

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