Help From Your Community
We are committed to helping the communities in which we operate

We engage with and support community groups and partners to deliver vital services in our communities and access funding and development.

We are here to help our tenants, resident owners, their tenants and household members in need, in any way that we can.

Access to Food

Children entitled to free school meals can access food at various locations in Renfrewshire.

We can help you get access to emergency food parcels from the Food Bank.

The Scottish Welfare Fund is there to help those in an emergency and can help with food and utility costs.

For help with any of the above please Karen Johnstone - Financial Support Assistant

Paisley Community Fridge

Paisley Commuinity Fridge is open Monday - Saturday 11am-5:30pm

Their address is; Moss Street, Paisley PA1 1DJ

Anyone can use this community fridge. You do not need a referral.

Renfrewshire Food Train

Renfrewshire Food Train will operate throughout the Coronavirus pandemic to bring shopping to those most in need.

Call 0141 887 2557 or email renfrewshire@thefoodtrain.co.uk for more information.

If you, or anyone you know, would like to volunteer with the Food Train please email renfrewshire@thefoodtrain.co.uk

Renfrewshire Food Bank

There are four foodbank centres across Renfrewshire. The addresses, opening times and directions are all availble on their website.

Your local food banks work with referral agencies to issue food bank vouchers to those in need of emergency food in times of crisis. Referrals can come from doctors, health visitors, social workers, housing officers and Citizen Advice.

Hints and Tips

There are also hints and tips online for anyone struggling at this time. The NHS have a Live Well, Eat Well online platform that can advise how to store and cook leftovers so no food goes to waste. They also have vegetarian recipes for meals on a budget. Other online sources of information include BBC Good Food and Love Food, Hate Waste. These websites can help us all to create meals from what we have left in the cupboard.