Important information: 

Our drop in café at Ness Bank Church, 1 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF is open:

Winter opening hours (November to April): Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 10am and 3pm 

A simple breakfast is available 10 am to 11.30 am, as well as a three-course lunch served from 1pm

Summer opening hours (May to October): Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays 12 noon to 3pm

Three-course lunch served from 1pm

Inverness Foodstuff, in partnership with Highlife Highland, also provide lunches at Hilton Community Centre, Hilton Village, Oldtown Road, Inverness IV2 4HT on:

Wednesdays and Fridays between 12 noon and 2pm  

If you are struggling financially to buy food and would like to talk to someone please call us:

Telephone: 07552 303056

Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm

Saturday: 10am to 1pm

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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 hall) 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. In 2023, we extended our services to Hilton Community Centre on a Wednesday and Friday each week.

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 our chair, Stuart Black

It is my privilege to have been serving as chair of Inverness Foodstuff since April 2022. Since its beginnings in 2014 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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Summer opening hours from Tuesday 30th April
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Our opening hours from Tuesday 30th April 2024
We were delighted to welcome Emily and her seven-year-old daughter, Mairead Anna to Inverness Foodstuff last week. It gave us an opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to Mairead Anna who raised a whopping £628 for Inverness Foodstuff by running a 5K last month.

Mairead Anna was inspired to raise money for Inverness Foodstuff after seeing a homeless man in Inverness and wanted to do more to help. Iain McKenzie, depute chair of Inverness Foodstuff, pictured with Mairead Anna, had the pleasure of meeting Mairead Anna and her mam Emily and showing them around Inverness Foodstuff.

THANKS again Mairead Anna, you are an inspiration to us all!
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We were delighted to welcome Emily and her seven-year-old daughter, Mairead Anna to Inverness Foodstuff last week. It gave us an opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to Mairead Anna who raised a whopping £628 for Inverness Foodstuff by running a 5K last month.

Mairead Anna was inspired to raise money for Inverness Foodstuff after seeing a homeless man in Inverness and wanted to do more to help.  Iain McKenzie, depute chair of Inverness Foodstuff, pictured with Mairead Anna, had the pleasure of meeting Mairead Anna and her mam Emily and showing them around Inverness Foodstuff.

THANKS again Mairead Anna, you are an inspiration to us all!

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Bless your beautiful little heart Mairead Anna. You're an absolute credit to your mam and family xxx

You are a super star, Mairead Anna.😊

Awesome job young lady xx

What an absolute wee star! ✨️

So are you Iain Mackenzie!

Well done Mairead Anna 😊

'S math a rinn thu.xx

‘S math a rinn thu!!

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We were delighted to welcome Joanne and Toni from Sainsbury's, Nairn to Inverness Foodstuff on Thursday, to thank them in person for many donations of food they have given us over the last couple of months. Joanne, who is Sainsburys Nairn Community Champion, handed over several more bags to our volunteers Jan and Dougie. THANK YOU SAINSBURYS NAIRN, we are very grateful for your support. ... See MoreSee Less
We were delighted to welcome Joanne and Toni from Sainsburys, Nairn to Inverness Foodstuff on Thursday, to thank them in person for many donations of food they have given us over the last couple of months. Joanne, who is Sainsburys Nairn Community Champion, handed over several more bags to our volunteers Jan and Dougie. THANK YOU SAINSBURYS NAIRN, we are very grateful for your support.

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A pleasure to help out, great to see first hand what goes on, you all do a fantastic job!

It is heartwarming

Joanne Bain

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Closing date for applications is 5pm Sunday 18th February 2024.
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Thank you to Christine at Nessgro Carrots  for supplying us with carrots which we use to make our tasty, nutritious soups for our cafes at Ness Bank Church and Hilton Community Centre.Image attachment
Job opportunity with us at Inverness Foodstuff @ Hilton.
Closing date is Sunday 18th February 2024.
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Job opportunity with us at Inverness Foodstuff @ Hilton.
Closing date is Sunday 18th February 2024.

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I would love this job

Daniel Argo

We will be at Inverness Foodstuff today doing our bi-weekly digital drop-in session!

📅 Every second Tuesday
⏰ 11.30am - 1.00pm
📍 Ness Bank Church of Scotland

#DigitalDropIn #DigitalInclusion #ComminityOutreach #InvernessFoodstuff
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Massive thank you to customers and staff at Primark

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Our customers were so generous 🥰 Inverness Foodstuff do amazing work helping people In so many ways all throughout the year ❤️xx

The generosity of the customers was amazing and for such a worthy cause. Thank-you to you all at Foodstuff for the great work you do not just at Christmas but through out the year x

What a marvellous effort; many thanks to your staff and customers

Absolutely overwhelmed and very, very grateful to Morrisons Inverness Community Champions and their customers ❤️WOW! WOW! WOW! THANK YOU!

Just when I thought our Customer's couldn't be any more amazing, you all go and prove me very wrong.

Our giving tree, in support of Inverness Foodstuff has this year raised a whopping £8068 and that is all thanks to our wonderful, wonderful Customer's who supported this very worthy cause while in store over November & December.

This is a massive help to Inverness Foodstuff to help them provide hot meals for the vulnerable and homeless people of Inverness

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

#Morrisons #Inverness #greatnewsstorey #AMAZING #wallswinterwonder #awesomenorth
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Absolutely overwhelmed and very, very grateful to Morrisons Inverness Community Champions  and their customers ❤️

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Brilliant!

Fantastic.

That is truly amazing 👏

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Happy New Year from Inverness Foodstuff!
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We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from all at Inverness Foodstuff ❤️
Our fantastic Front of House team today ❤️

We couldn't manage without all our amazing volunteers who give their time all year. The Service couldn't run without them.
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Our fantastic Front of House team today ❤️

We couldnt manage without all our amazing volunteers who give their time all year. The Service couldnt run without them.

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Happy Christmas to all the team 🥂

🙌🥰Hearts of gold all of you. Have a happy relaxing Christmas.

Happy Christmas to you all!

Well done that team! Kx

Well done everyone .Happy Christmas to the team

Well done all! 😀❤️

Merry Christmas

You are all wonderful. The world would be a poorer place without you. God bless all of you💖💖💖💖💖💖

Everyone of you a legend, glad the day was a great one, Merry Christmas to you all.

Well done all of u! Ur all a super team.Have an amazing Christmas xx

I’m proud to be associated with this marvellous Charity

Superstars. What a team

Steve MacDougall miss our days getting the craic. ☹️

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Day 2!

This was us all set up at the start of today for our Christmas Lunch at Ness Bank. We had over 70 in for lunch. Great day had by all ❤️
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Day 2!

This was us all set up at the start of today for our Christmas Lunch at Ness Bank. We had over 70 in for lunch. Great day had by all ❤️

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Great menu 😀

Well done Pam u have done an amazing job ! Merry Christmas xx

Looks fantastic!

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Well done to you all 👏👏

Wonderful, well done everyone

Fabulous 👏👏👏

Missed not volunteering this year, you all make it such a good day. Have a great Christmas everyone.

Welldone

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5 months ago
TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING, AND WOW, HAVE YOU BEEN GIVING!

At Inverness Foodstuff we have seen first-hand the impact the cost-of-living crisis has had on individuals and families as they struggle to afford essentials like food and heating. Despite these difficult times, once again we have been blown away by the incredible kindness and generosity of local people and organisations.

Some of the many who have donated include the lovely Cors from Salon on the Brae who provided toiletries and chocolates for our Christmas Goodie bags; Inverness Royal Academy's Youth Activism Group who organised a food drive for us; Janet and Paul from Drumnadrochit who gave us boxes of presents and Step N Style Dance School who provided Christmas Shoe boxes filled with useful and delightful gifts.

We are also incredibly grateful to Davie, Rosemary, Harry, Head Elf ‘Tubs’ and all the SECRET SANTA Helpers for the bags and bags of toiletries/gifts and for Christmas lunch contributions. Many thanks are also due to Primark staff who have been organising various activities in the store to raise money for us and to the Primark Inverness Customers have responded most generously.

This year we are providing two Christmas Dinners, one at Hilton Community Centre and one at Ness Bank Church. We were therefore delighted to accept the Glen Mhor Hotel’s very generous offer for chefs Andy and Jack to provide 100 main courses (roast turkey of course!) for our Christmas Dinner at Ness Bank Church.

We are also very grateful to the congregations of Ness Bank Church of Scotland and Church of Scotland Beauly who donated presents ensuring our participants and children have gifts to open on Christmas Day; and Mark from the Order of Malta who provided participants with warm winter clothing.

We also want to express our gratitude to Self-storage4u Ltd for their incredibly generous financial donation; and to the many other individuals and businesses who donated either via PayPal, by cheque or cash or gave us food/presents. There are too many to mention!

Finally, to the individuals and businesses who support us by making regular financial and other donations throughout the year, THANK YOU, your ongoing support makes a huge difference.

TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS, THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND FOR HELPING TO BRIGHTEN CHRISTMAS FOR SO MANY PEOPLE.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year.

Stuart Black, Chair of Inverness Foodstuff Trustee Board, and us all at Inverness Foodstuff.
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Fantastic..Merry Xmas to you all..you do an amazing job.❤️❤️

Merry Christmas to everyone and to anyone who has found this year particularly difficult I hope better times are ahead for you in 2024 ❤️

Massive thanks to Macleod & MacCallumAmanda and Josi from Macleod & MacCallum dropped in to a very warm welcome at Inverness Foodstuff yesterday with the Mac & Mac Dress Down Friday food donations. Macleod and MacCallum are delighted to support this fantastic local charity providing hot meals and so much more. ... See MoreSee Less
Massive thanks to Macleod & MacCallum
We were delighted to host our 1st Christmas Lunch today at Hilton Community Centre. Wonderful time had by all and we even had a special visit from Santa 🎅 ... See MoreSee Less
We were delighted to host our 1st Christmas Lunch today at Hilton Community Centre. Wonderful time had by all and we even had a special visit from Santa 🎅Image attachment
🎅 The wonderful staff at Primark Inverness have been raising money for Inverness Foodstuff during December. One of the activities they arranged this morning was carol signing, performed by Primary 4 pupils from Central Primary School. The pupils were an absolute delight to listen to and put a smile on the face of everyone who came into the store.
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How wonderful

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Our opening hours over Christmas and New Year
PLEASE NOTE
Inverness Foodstuff will be closed on Saturday 25 November as Ness Bank Church will be using the church hall for their Christmas Fayre.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
We will be open at 10am on Tuesday 28 November as normal.
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PLEASE NOTE

Inverness Foodstuff will be closed on Saturday 25 November as Ness Bank Church will be using the church hall for their Christmas Fayre.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
We will be open at 10am on Tuesday 28 November as normal.
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