We are a local branch of a charity that solely relies on food donations from the local community to feed local people in crisis. Thank you for any help you can provide.

Please ensure that any food you wish to donate is in-date and non-perishable.

Donations can be handed in during the opening hours listed on the website.



All in-date, non-perishable food is hugely appreciated by us and the recipients however sometimes we run low on certain items and the list below highlights these specific items.






Spaghetti Bolognaise

Tinned spaghetti

UHT Full fat/ semi skimmed milk


Sponge puddings

Tinned potatoes

Tinned meat products

Fray bentos pies

tinned fruit

Long life fruit juice

Multi surface cleaner


Whilst all donations are recieved with thanks, we are currently over-stocked with the following items -


baked beans,


tea bags.






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The Cupar Foodbank is now open at the times listed below.

Crisis food packs are available once you have a referral from one of the frontline care agencies and charities listed -

The Cupar Foodbank opening times are -

Monday           11am - 3pm
Wednesday    5pm - 6pm
Friday             11am - 3pm then 5pm - 6pm

Referral Agencies -

Families First – Rose Lane Centre, 132 South St, St Andrews, KY16 9EW. Tel: 01334 208086

Fife Womens’ Aid – 8 Lady Wynd, Cupar, KY15 4DE. Tel: 01334 657460

North East Fife Credit Union – County Buildings, St Catherine St, Cupar, KY15 4TA

CARF – Citizens Advice and Rights Fife (CARF), County Buildings, St Catherine Street, Cupar, KY15 4TA. Tel: 0345 1400 095

Fife Voluntary Action – Volunteer House, 69 - 73 Crossgate, Cupar, KY15 5AS. Tel: 01334 654080

St Andrews Environmental Network


Fife Council:

County Buildings, St Catherine Street, Cupar, KY15 4TA

Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 5LT

Telephone Number covering Housing (incl Homelessness) and Social Work 8am till 6pm - 03451 55 00 00 then ask to be put through to the relevant service in order to secure a Cupar Foodbank referral


Cupar Children and Families Team Social Work Services

Welfare Fund Distribution Telephone Number - 0300 555 0265

Frontline Fife



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Special Foodbank Awareness Events 2015

The Tailend Restaurant, St Andrews, is having a special evening on Monday 14th December to raise funds and awareness of the Cupar Foodbank.

Given that they have just been listed as the top Restaurant in Scotland by the National Fish & Chip Awards and one of the top 10 in the UK it is sure to be a special evening.

If you would like to come to the event or want to find out more about it, Call or Email: 01334 474070, sam@thetailend.co.uk. Tickets are £34.95 and available now!

ALL profits from this event will go towards Cupar Food Bank.

Visit their website - www.thetailend.co.uk

Time Fitness, Crossgate, Cupar are running a raffle competition for your chance to WIN your Personal Trainer for January and 1 month advanced booking on gym classes throughout January.....an offer not to be missed.

It's simple, all you need to do to obtain a raffle ticket is simply bring in an item on the CHRISTMAS FOODBANK LIST and you can have as many raffle tickets for a bigger chance to WIN! Let's all work together to bring as much joy to everyone in our area!

Competition beings on 1st December and will end on December 15th at which point the winners will be announced.

Visit their website - Time Fitness, Cupar



Dear Friends,

Many thanks for your ongoing support of Cupar Foodbank.  Our figures for April – September 2015 highlight that you have helped us to provide 3 days emergency food for 465 people thereby providing 4185 meals.  These figures show that there has been an 11% increase in the number of people having to use the Cupar foodbank. 

Two of the main reasons for people being referred to the foodbank have been that people are either on a low income and /or their benefits have been changed. Whilst referrals have increased we are fairly certain that we are still not reaching everyone in need and continue to work alongside our referral agencies to identify families in need of support. However we can only do this thanks to the generosity of people like you. Our foodbank was very well stocked during the Harvest period thanks to your generosity but with the Festive period fast approaching and households facing higher fuel bills, our stock will be greatly reduced over the coming weeks.

During the festive period we aim to make Christmas special for everyone by providing Christmas Hampers. Last year we distributed over 80 Christmas Hampers which thanks to the generosity of the people of Cupar and the surrounding area, local businesses, schools and churches; included fresh meat, vegetables, fruit, Christmas goodies and a small gift for children and adults. It is our aim to make this happen again this year but we need your support.

Please see our Christmas shopping list (on the left hand side of this web page) which shows the items we require. You can donate items by dropping them in to Cupar Foodbank or alternatively you donate at the permanent collection point at Tesco , Cupar and we will receive a 30% top up from Tesco. The money raised through the top up scheme helps us to meet the everyday running costs of the foodbank and is of great financial benefit to us.

Many thanks once again, wishing you a very merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year

496 people is the figure since opening and that figure is steadily rising.  ... Read more

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Cupar foodbank - a welcome surprise

Ian Gent is a local Cupar resident who, like most people, spent little time considering what foodbanks were about and who needed them. Recent debates piqued his interest and he decided to pop in for a qucick visit to the local foodbank to satisfy his curiosity. 

A ten minute visit turned into an hour long tour and a whole new perspective.

This is  a genuine 'Real Story' to be found in Cupar but which also highlights the reality of foodbanks accross Britain.

Ian has kindly given permission to reproduce his words so please do read the full story at Ian's blog.

Foodbank video

Foodbank video


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