Moray Food Plus: Partnering with the community of Moray to ensure everyone has the right to food


Moray Food Plus provides a variety of services to those either experiencing or at risk of food insecurity. We also work with partners to reduce the amount of local food waste taking surplus food and redistributing it amongst the community.

Why We’re Needed

Food poverty is on the increase in Moray. Moray Food Plus is working hard to support people who through no fault of their own find themselves in crisis. Reasons for this are varied but include changes in personal circumstances, illness, welfare reform, low income, and unexpected bills.

Support available

The crisis service works on a referral basis from agencies such as social work, housing and health. We also accept self-referrals, please contact us for more information. Once a referral is received a team of volunteers make up a food parcel containing three days’ worth of food - we can also supply pet and baby food on request. We do not deliver direct to people’s houses but can deliver to the referrer, an agreed collection point, or parcels can be collected from the office.

We are very Thankful

Between April 2021 and March 2022 we received
3,002 referrals and supported 6,728 people — of these, 36% were aged under 16 years old. The majority of the food needed to enable this is donated by the Moray public - thank you for this crucial support!

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Between April 2021 and March 2022 we redistributed almost 16 tonnes of quality surplus food and over 7,775 litres of milk that would otherwise have been wasted.

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Food recovery and redistribution

Moray Community Food Hub takes quality supermarket waste and other surplus foods and redistributes to community groups and other food related projects. If you deliver cooking classes, run a lunch club, support those experiencing food inequality, or are working to make food more accessible please contact us to see if you could benefit.

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Community larders

Moray Community Food Hub is working with those experiencing food insecurity to offer dignity and choice in crisis food provision by developing community larders, for example, within homeless units. If you think a community larder would help your organisation or clients please let us know and we will talk you through the ins and outs of setting up a larder.


Become a Volunteer

Between April 2021 and March 2022 our volunteers contributed almost 6,030 hours despite volunteer numbers still being reduced due to Covid social distancing. Without this dedication we could not run our services and support so many people in Moray

Volunteers usually work a couple of hours a day, 1 or 2 days per week but we also accommodate you if you only want to volunteer now and again. Opportunities include making up referrals, sorting food, stacking shelves, helping at collection drives, driving, helping at our lunch club and other community meals, and public speaking.

Get in touch!

Community Projects - GET INVOLVED!

Moray Food Plus has developed several community based projects bringing people together around food.

Big Blue Mobile Pantry

Big Blue Mobile Pantry & Outreach

Big Blue is a zero waste project that hit the roads during October 2021 bringing quality, affordable food to the rural communities across Moray. Anyone is able to visit the pantry and become a member.

Outreach activities such as cooking, gentle exercise for older people, bushcraft, cooking and community meals are also being delivered to groups. If your community would benefit from a visit from Big Blue please get in touch.

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The Fairer Moray Forum is a mix of representatives from third sector and public bodies operating in the Moray area including Moray Foodbank, NHS Grampian, The Moray Council, Moray Citizens Advice Bureau, TSI Moray, REAP Scotland, DWP and the Moray MSP. The Fairer Moray Forum intends to raise awareness of poverty in the region and use direct action to tackle it.

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Moray Food Poverty Report & Action Plan

In order to try and address the rising issue of food poverty in Moray the Fairer Moray Forum secured funding from Food Power to develop a food poverty action plan. The Forum felt that it was important to consult with people who were either currently experiencing food insecurity, or who had experienced food insecurity in the past and in-depth consultation was carried out.

The food poverty action plan has now been published and it is hoped the actions will be adopted by organisations and professionals across Moray.
View Action Plan (PDF)
View Food Poverty Report (PDF)
Cost of the School Day Report (PDF)

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Creating a Fairer Moray together together

Moray Poverty Action & Strategy Plan

A Poverty Strategy was developed by the Fairer Moray Forum on behalf of the Moray Community Planning Partnership and an accompanying action plan was written incorporating the Child Poverty Report. Information has been collated from partners across the community for the development of both documents. Collating this information and using three poverty drivers, eight strategic outcomes with twenty-six discrete actions have been developed. This strategy and action plan has now been approved by the Moray Community Planning Partnership and submitted to the Scottish Government; reporting will be carried out on a yearly basis and progress monitored.
Poverty Strategy & Action Plan (PDF)

Partners & Friends


All enquiries are dealt with in the strictest confidence. Moray Food Plus is here to support you through your time of food crisis and ensure you receive all the help you are entitled to.

Contact Info

If you or your family are experiencing a food crisis and need the support of the Moray Food Plus, please get in touch. All enquiries are dealt with in the strictest confidence. Enquiries regarding referrals for crisis support should be sent to request@morayfoodplus.org.uk. Office hours: 9.00am - 1.00pm Mon - Fri

  • 203 High Street, Elgin, IV30 1DJ
  • 01343 208293
  • admin@morayfoodplus.org.uk

Moray Food Plus is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) Charity Number SC042997

Get the app BANK THE FOOD

Moray Food Plus has now signed up to the app Bank the Food — this will enable us to keep our most wanted list up to date and also let you know what items we have enough of.

visit the app website!