Keep Edinburgh Fed This Summer

by Empty Kitchens Full Hearts in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We did it
On 12th September 2022 we successfully raised £59,268 ( + est. £5895.00 Gift Aid ) with 130 supporters in 68 days

Nobody should go without safe access to food. Help us to raise £50,000 to provide food support to people in Edinburgh this summer.

by Empty Kitchens Full Hearts in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

It costs us £1.50 to feed one person for one day. With every £1.50 you donate, you're helping us to feed another person.

We are Empty Kitchens Full Hearts

We turn surplus and donated food into nutritious meals that are delivered across Edinburgh, without judgement and free of charge. 

Empty Kitchens Full Hearts launched in March 2020 as an emergency response to the COVID19 crisis.  An incredible body of volunteers came together to help others in need of food support.

Fast forward to now, and we are still needed.

The cost of living crisis is impacting us all. Unfortunately, the most vulnerable in our community feel this burden even more disproportionately, and that's why we're asking for your help.

People who reach out to us for support face many challenges.

Their life circumstances include being made suddenly redundant and having no savings to keep them going until benefits start, which is often delayed.  Living in temporary accommodation without proper cooking facilities.  Facing serious mental health crisis.  Recovering from trauma such as abuse or an accident or sudden chronic health issue.  Living in working poverty where their wages are less than benefit levels.  Having severe learning and support needs.  Being elderly and disabled.  Or are a family or single person household living in long term poverty.

There are always times when things go wrong, and extra support is needed. 

Each meal pack to feed someone for a day costs us £1.50 to make including labour costs, packaging, delivery and follow up welfare calls.


To date we have:

  • Cooked and provided more than 1.5 million meals across Edinburgh
  • Re-purposed more than 500 tonnes of food that would have ended up in landfill

With your help, we can continue to provide meals to those who would otherwise go without.

Photo Credit (header image): Scott Baron Photography

Photo Credit: Kasia Sowinska

Select a reward

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Feeds one person for a week

£10 provides lunch, dinner, and snacks for one person for a week.

£40 or more

Feeds a family of four for a week

£40 provides lunch, dinner, and snacks for a family of four for a week.

£90 or more

Feeds one person for two months

Provides lunch, dinner, and snacks for one person for two months.

£150 or more

Feeds one person all summer

Provides lunch, dinner, and snacks for one person for the whole summer.

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