Family Food Service

The Family Food Service is a new network of Glasgow-based partners committed to tackling “holiday hunger”. The service provides access to nutritious food for children and families outside school hours and during the school holidays.

Lack of nutritious food and the ability to access meals can lead to barriers in learning, health issues and social isolation. The input of schools, community projects and national organisations aims to combat these issues.

The network takes a collaborative approach to tackling holiday hunger through: sharing resources, promoting best practice ideas, better communication streams and supporting useful services.

A major benefit of being part of the network is the ability to access good quality surplus food through Fareshare Glasgow and West of Scotland.


Join the network

The Family Food Service was set up in partnership with four organisations;

  • Move On
  • Heart of Scotstoun
  • Community Central Hall
  • Annexe Communities

Since the inception of the service further organisations, projects and schools have joined.

Expansion of the network is essential to ensure that children and families affected by holiday hunger have access to the service.

If you currently have an existing programme providing food, or would like to develop one, and are interested in joining the Family Food Service, please contact Nicola on 0141 221 2271 or  

You can also download our volunteer job specification and volunteer application form for more information.

All completed applications should be returned by email to Nicola at or posted to Nicola McDonald, FareShare Glasgow and West of Scotland Depot, 1070 South Street Glasgow, G14 0AP.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Family Food Service please click here for more information.

Funded by Scottish Government’s Aspiring Communities Fund with support from the European Social Fund