Our vision is to enable and support positive changes in the lives of the local community. We do this by helping those of all ages, gender and race in meeting their personal needs and encouraging them to become self-sufficient. We promote a healthier lifestyle in our personal service and build strong relationships by training volunteers to play a vital role in serving at the Pantry and in their community.
Who we are
We are open on
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
10am - 12noon and 1pm - 3pm
Due to the Covid 19 virus we have implemented new rules to safeguard our clients and volunteers.
What we do
The underlying ethos of The Brechin Community Pantry is
''The Community helping the Community''.
Provide emergency food and other essential goods to feed those in need in our communities.
Assist those who require help with their benefits, budgeting and other financial matters.
Provide a place for those who would like to discuss problems with someone in confidence and to offer emotional support to those in need.
Signpost people to local agencies and organisations that can help them with job searches, literacy and IT skills.
Promoting health and well being by providing specific food and community engagement.
Assist those that require help to source a wide range of online resources and job applications.
In Scotland, 210,605 emergency food parcels were given out by Trussell Trust in 2018 to 2019, which an increase of 73%. We have seen a similar increase by our community using our services and there are no signs of any change in this figure.
We believe that when you are experiencing difficult life experiences, it isn't just food that you need. You may be looking for help with filling in complicated forms, planning a budget, debt counselling or even just talk things through.
Visit our premises at 7 Swan Street, Brechin where you will be able to choose from our range of fresh, tinned packaged food, toiletries and household products. We will help you to fill a form and discuss how best to help you through this difficult time. We partner with a wide aside range of local services and will do our very best to signpost you to those who can help you further.
How we help
A wide range of products and toiletries are required.
A wide range of wet and dry food for cats and dog.
Easy to Donate
Just click on the Donate button below and decide how much to donate. Your donation will be secure through Pay Pal.
Give while you shop online
Everytime you shop online, you can fund the Brechin Community Pantry by signing up on our easy fundraising site. Please click on the link below. Thank You.
A wide range of food is required from soup, beans, tinned meats, pasta, rice, cereals, sauces, etc.
A wide range of fresh produce is required from vegetables, fruit, eggs, bread, cakes, etc.
In order to sustain the premises and supplier's bills, money is required on a weekly basis.
You can donate by Cheque, Cash or set up a Standing Order.
Please click on the Funding page and contact Martin Dayman by phone or by email.
You can also drop into the Pantry and speak to a staff member about making a donation.
Be part of BCP manangement team
Become one of the Brechin Community Pantry management team and help in the general running of the Pantry.
Help in raising funds
Your help is vital in raising awareness and funds to keep the Pantry functioning. We do this though a wide range of exciting ways.
As a part-time Volunteer
Whatever hours you are available to work, we need your help in various duties on different days. You could gain a SQA certificate while you work!
Your skills such as IT, financial planning, cooking, stock control, communicating, or making people welcome can be used in many different ways.
Monday 10.00 -12.00 + 1.00- 3:00 Wednesday 10.00 -12.00 + 1.00 - 3:00 Friday 10.00 -12.00 + 1.00 - 3:00