Basics Bank

Giving food and toiletries to those in need

Collecting donations

We collect food and toiletries for local people in need, which are distributed by the Bruntsfield Basics Bank. See below for a list of items usually given.

If the Basics Bank sounds like the kind of help that you need, or you know someone who does, referrals can be made through your GP, a support worker or social worker, or a church leader.

Contact the team

Dry Goods

  • Bread
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Lentils
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Sugar
  • Dried fruit
  • Biscuits

Tins & Jars

  • Tinned meat / fish
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned fruit
  • Beans
  • Custard / rice pudding
  • Jam
  • Macaroni
  • Pasta sauce
  • Soups
  • Spaghetti
  • Tomatoes


  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Long life juice
  • Long life milk


  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving foam / gel
  • Shower gel
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Tooth brush
  • Toothpaste
  • Washing powder

For more information,
please contact our Basics Bank co-ordinator,
Kiri Lo

Email Basics Bank