Important information: 

Our Café is open again for vegetarian meals, tea, coffee and a warm welcome.

Opening Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1pm to 3.30pm 

Saturdays: 1pm to 3pm

If you are struggling financially to buy food and would like to talk to someone please call our telephone helpline  which is open Tuesday to Friday 9am to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 1pm.  

Helpline Number: 07552303056

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Inverness Foodstuff is more than just a meal:

Our vision is to be a vibrant community, providing food, friendship and support to all who face significant challenges – including financial hardship and homelessness.

Our mission is to: support the homeless and tackle social isolation, challenge food poverty and combat food waste, reduce harm and enable people to improve their health and well-being.

Inverness Foodstuff was set up as a response to the unmet needs of those experiencing daily challenges, often linked to homelessness. We are a vibrant and connected community that helps people transform their physical mental, and social well being. Our services are centred at our welcoming café (based in the spacious Ness Bank Church kitchen) which, on three days a week, offers a freshly cooked vegetarian meal and companionship to our participants and acts as a hub where they can access a range of services.

The hub supports participants in developing new skills and increasing confidence – and we can guide individuals to other services and opportunities. Representatives from health, employability, and other agencies come along to help participants link into mainstream services.  With the right support – and great nutrition and company – we believe that those who experience challenge feel more confident and valued – and can make positive, sustainable changes to their lives.

Welcome from Reverend Fiona Smith – Inverness Foodstuff chair

It has been my joy and my privilege to have been involved with Inverness Foodstuff from its beginnings in 2014. Since then Inverness Foodstuff has grown into a community in which all people are welcomed and accepted, where food and friendship is shared and enjoyed, where people are respected and listened to and where they can connect with the services they need through the partnerships that Inverness Foodstuff have established.

Please take a few minutes to browse through our website to learn more about what we do at Inverness Foodstuff and why we do it – maybe you will find that you too could become part of this hope filled, transformational community!

What We Do
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The festive season is a time for giving and WOW have the people and businesses of Inverness given!

We have been overwhelmed with the thoughtfulness and generosity of the donations we have received. From the workers of the Galbraith Group who instead of organising a Secret Santa this year donated the money they would have spent; Danny and the young people of Ness Academy who donated bags and bags of food and toiletries items, as did the parents of the children who attend Les Enfants Nursery.

We are also grateful to the congregations of Ness Bank Church and Church of Scotland, Beauly who donated presents ensuring our participants and children had gifts to open on Christmas Day; Mark and the Order of Malta who provided participants with warm winter clothing and toiletries; Scotlog Sales Ltd who gave us an incredibly generous financial donation and to the many other people and businesses who donated either via PayPal, by cheque or cash or gave us food/presents. There are too many to mention!

Of course, donations are not just for Christmas! We also want to express our heartfelt gratitude to the individuals and businesses who support us by making regular financial and other donations throughout the year. Your ongoing support makes a huge difference.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE 🥰
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🍽 Tuesday’s Tasty Treats 🍽 
🥣 Scotch Broth Soup 🥣 
🥡 Chinese Stir Fry & Rice 🥡 
🍌 Banana Sponge & Caramel Sauce 🍌
🍽 Tuesday’s Tasty Treats 🍽
🥣 Scotch Broth Soup 🥣
🥡 Chinese Stir Fry & Rice 🥡
🍌 Banana Sponge & Caramel Sauce 🍌
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Anything leftover?

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It is definitely Winter!!!
Take care in the snow today x
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IMPORTANT UPDATE

Giving the growing numbers of COVID-19 Omicron cases and the First Minister’s message today encouraging people to limit contact with other households we have taken the difficult, but necessary, decision to close the café and serve meals from outside the church from tomorrow (Thursday 30th December)

This was not an easy decision to take. Our first priority remains keeping everyone safe, while being able to provide meals and food. Given how easily the Omicron variant spreads, we cannot take the risk of either a participant or volunteer testing positive for COVID, as not only could this prove dangerous to an individual’s health; result in others having to isolate, it could also result in having to close Inverness Foodstuff for a period of time. Serving meals outside will enable us to reduce the risks of participants or volunteers catching COVID while still enabling us to provide a service.

This decision will be reviewed weekly and we will re-open the café as soon as we feel it is safe to do so.

Our three course meals, tea and coffee along with our ‘market stall’ with surplus produce will be available from outside Ness Bank Church between 1pm and 2.30 pm on Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays, except this Saturday when we will be closed. We will however be providing our special Hogmanay lunch on Friday 31st December between 12.30 and 2.30pm.
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🎄 Christmas Dinner Today 🎄 
🍤 Prawn Cocktail 🍤 
🥕 Lentil & Vegetable Soup 🥕 
🦃 Turkey and All The Trimmings 🦃 
🌰 Lentil & Nut Roast & Red Pepper Salsa 🌰 
🧁 Fruity Christmas Trifle 🧁 
🍊 Terrys Chocolate Orange Cheesecake 🍊 

🎅 A Very Merry Christmas to everyone and a huge thanks to all the volunteers also who have helped today and throughout the year 🎅
🎄 Christmas Dinner Today 🎄
🍤 Prawn Cocktail 🍤
🥕 Lentil & Vegetable Soup 🥕
🦃 Turkey and All The Trimmings 🦃
🌰 Lentil & Nut Roast & Red Pepper Salsa 🌰
🧁 Fruity Christmas Trifle 🧁
🍊 Terrys Chocolate Orange Cheesecake 🍊

🎅 A Very Merry Christmas to everyone and a huge thanks to all the volunteers also who have helped today and throughout the year 🎅
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The food looked great, a lot of satisfied people 🎁💞

Well done to all the volunteers great food! 😀

Looks amazing - well done to everyone involved!

Looks wonderful. ⭐❤️

Great looking food- well done to everyone involved

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🍽 Thursday’s Tasty Treats 🍽 
🍄 Creamy Mushroom Soup 🍄 
🇮🇹 Italian Pasta Bake & Garlic Bread 🇮🇹 
🥞 Raspberry & Strawberry Pancakes 🥞 
😋 Enjoy and Have A Great Day 😋
🍽 Thursday’s Tasty Treats 🍽
🍄 Creamy Mushroom Soup 🍄
🇮🇹 Italian Pasta Bake & Garlic Bread 🇮🇹
🥞 Raspberry & Strawberry Pancakes 🥞
😋 Enjoy and Have A Great Day 😋
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Christmas Eve 12.30pm

Please join us outside Ness Bank Church to collect a festive meal, present and Goodie bag
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Shannon Leigh For the kids?

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LATEST COVID INFORMATION FOR INVERNESS FOODSTUFF

The Scottish Government last week introduced new legislation and guidance to try and stop the spread of the COVID-19 omicron variant. This means that we have had to make the following changes to keep everyone safe:

Our ‘market stall’ containing fresh produce and other surplus goods has been moved outside church.
While the café is open, we have had to restrict the numbers of people allowed in at any one time. If the café is full when you arrive, you will be provided with take away meal from outside the church.
For Christmas lunch on Christmas Eve (Friday), unfortunately we have allocated all the spaces in the café. However, we will be providing the three-course Christmas lunch (including turkey and all the trimmings/vegetarian option available) along with mince pies, crackers, presents and goodie bag from outside the church from 12.30 onwards.
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Our opening hours over the Festive period ❤
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😋 Thursdays Tempting Treats 😋 
🥕 Carrot, Apple & Ginger Soup 🥕 
🥔 Baked Potato, Coleslaw, Pasta Salad 🥔 
 🍩 Chocolate Doughnut & Vanilla Cream 🍩
😋 Thursdays Tempting Treats 😋
🥕 Carrot, Apple & Ginger Soup 🥕
🥔 Baked Potato, Coleslaw, Pasta Salad 🥔
🍩 Chocolate Doughnut & Vanilla Cream 🍩
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We are very grateful for Swansons Food who support us all year round ❤
We are very grateful for Swansons Food who support us all year round ❤The last couple of years our community has shown us just how important it really is to be there for each other. We are delighted to be long term supporters of Inverness Foodstuff and the amazing work they do, so please if you have some pennies to spare pop over to our webpage and purchase a donation for this wonderful charity and give something to those less fortunate this festive season.

swansonsfood.co.uk/buyonline/
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They have been wonderful supporters from day 2, six years ago

🤩 Saturdays Tasty Menu 🤩
🥣 Spring Onion & Potato Soup 🥣 
🍎 Appleberry Sponge & Custard 🍎 
⛄️ Enjoy and have a great weekend ⛄️
🤩 Saturdays Tasty Menu 🤩
🥣 Spring Onion & Potato Soup 🥣
🍎 Appleberry Sponge & Custard 🍎
⛄️ Enjoy and have a great weekend ⛄️
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We would like to say a massive thank you to Glachbeg Croft Centre for their very kind donations.
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It was lovely to meet you all. 😊

😋 Today’s Menu 😋 
🥔 Potato & Sweetcorn Chowder
🧀 Macaroni Cheese, Wedges & Veg 🥦 
🍰 Gateaux , Satsumas & Vanilla Cream
😋 Today’s Menu 😋
🥔 Potato & Sweetcorn Chowder
🧀 Macaroni Cheese, Wedges & Veg 🥦
🍰 Gateaux , Satsumas & Vanilla Cream
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😋 Today’s Tasty Menu 😋 

🫑 Roasted Red Pepper Soup 🫑 
🧀 Cheesy Baked Potato & Salad 🥗 
🍌 Banana Choc Chip Cake & Custard 🍌
😋 Today’s Tasty Menu 😋

🫑 Roasted Red Pepper Soup 🫑
🧀 Cheesy Baked Potato & Salad 🥗
🍌 Banana Choc Chip Cake & Custard 🍌
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Looks scrummy

🍽 Today’s Menu 🍽 
A 🌈 rainbow 🌈 of colour today…
🍅 Tomato & Basil Soup
🥡 Sweet n Sour , Purple Cauliflower & Rice
🧁 Bread n Butter Pudding 
And a very special birthday cake 🎂 for one of our participants who turns 80 tomorrow ! 🎉
🍽 Today’s Menu 🍽
A 🌈 rainbow 🌈 of colour today…
🍅 Tomato & Basil Soup
🥡 Sweet n Sour , Purple Cauliflower & Rice
🧁 Bread n Butter Pudding
And a very special birthday cake 🎂 for one of our participants who turns 80 tomorrow ! 🎉
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Bread & butter pudding. To die for!!

You guys are awesome! I hope to volunteer with you soon 🥰

Brill

🍽 Today’s Menu 🍽 
🥕 Carrot, Apple & Ginger Soup
🐐 Goats Cheese, Tomato & Red Onion Quiche, Seasoned Wedges, Salad n Slaw
🍌 Banana, Chocolate Chip Cake, Squirty Cream 
😋 Wholesome and Homemade 😋
🍽 Today’s Menu 🍽
🥕 Carrot, Apple & Ginger Soup
🐐 Goats Cheese, Tomato & Red Onion Quiche, Seasoned Wedges, Salad n Slaw
🍌 Banana, Chocolate Chip Cake, Squirty Cream
😋 Wholesome and Homemade 😋
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The food, the chat and the atmosphere today was just brilliant - we really do have a fantastic team x

Double yummy

🍽 Today’s menu 🍽 
🍄 Creamy Mushroom Soup
🍅 Tomato,Mozzerella Pasta
🥭 Juicy Mango Sponge
🍽 Today’s menu 🍽
🍄 Creamy Mushroom Soup
🍅 Tomato,Mozzerella Pasta
🥭 Juicy Mango Sponge
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