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

Centre 81 – 0141 533 7070

Free Tea, Coffee and Soup on Fridays 12-3pm until 16th December

Dalmonach Community Centre

Winter Warmth – 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

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.


The supermarket is offering those aged 60 and over the chance to enjoy soup, a roll and unlimited tea and coffees for just £1 in all its cafes all day and every day throughout November and December.

The supermarket is also running a ‘Community Cuppa’ campaign in its cafes by creating space for community groups. Spaces will be available on weekdays in November and December from 2pm to 6pm and all community group members who visit will receive unlimited free tea or coffee.

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