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.

Ben View and Blue Triangle – 01389 733 030

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

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

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 11.00am – 12pm

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

Community Soup at St Augustines Church Hall – Wednesdays 11am-2pm

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

The Chatty Café at Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels

Open Monday to Friday from 12pm until 4pm

Provides free homemade soup and tea and coffee

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.

Top picture: Volunteers who serve food at St Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Dumbarton.


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