Rising food prices and other cost of living pressures are driving more people than ever before to access services provided by local foodbanks. Here are links to the websites of foodbanks across the South Scotland region:

East Lothian Foodbank

Midlothian Foodbank

Peeblesshire Foodbank

Clydesdale Foodbank

Dumfriesshire Foodbank

South Ayrshire Foodbank

Ayrshire (East) Foodbank

Community Food and Health Scotland

This Scotland-wide organisation aims to to ensure that everyone in Scotland has the opportunity, ability and confidence to access a healthy and acceptable diet for themselves, their families and their communities. Find out more about its work and network of local food and health initiatives on its website.

Local community food and health projects in the South of Scotland include the following:

East Lothian Roots and Fruits

Lammermuir Larder

Abundant Borders

Dumfries & Galloway Sustainable Food Partnership

Ayrshire Food Hub

For further information about grants, benefits and other possible financial support to help with food and other essential households, please refer to the general advice and information section.