Airdrie Food Bank - Update

Airdrie Food Bank - Update

6th December 2022

Airdrie Foodbank - Important Update on Referrals - January 2024

Please note that week beginning 12 December 2022 the Trussell Trust have advised Airdrie CAB that individuals can access assistance from Airdrie Food bank on a maximum of five occasions.

If you are contacting Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau in order to be referred to the food bank at St Edwards Church on a Wednesday morning, or the Baptist Church on a Friday morning, the Trussell Trust (Airdrie Food Bank) have directed that individuals obtain a referral (at the very latest) the day before the food bank opens. This is to assist with the organisational procedures of the food bank and is beyond the control of the bureau. 

CAB advisers will assess your situation and get any help you need to address issues that may have contributed to your not being able to afford food. NB: individuals must attend the bureau office in person - to receive the appropriate advice prior to the issuing of any voucher for Airdrie Foodbank.  Proof of identification is also required.  If a benefit check is needed, the following information will be required: -

Benefit Check

  • Date of birth
  • Employment status (including whether employed or self-employed)
  • Number of hours worked
  • Gross income from employment for the last tax year – this is April 6 to April 5. A P60 form will show this, or if you're self-employed, last year’s accounts
  • Gross income for this year - bring your payslips or an estimate if you're self-employed
  • All benefit or tax credit award letters
  • Evidence of your child care costs and that the carer is registered with the Care Inspectorate
  • Details of investments and interest payments
  • Rental agreement or current mortgage repayment
  • Your most recent council tax bill.


If you are in a crisis situation and live in North Lanarkshire, you can contact the Scottish Welfare Fund - Crisis Grants by calling 0300 555 0405 or individuals can apply online by clicking here.  Information about food banks and other crisis help can be also be found here.  Further information on the Scottish Welfare Fund - Crisis Grants can be found here.