Community Pantry

Community Pantry

In response to the cost of living crisis, we are launching the ENSA Community Pantry, with the help of the university and donations from students and staff. Everybody should have easy access to food, and at ENSA we are committed to helping our students when and where we can. 

The pantry is here to support students who are struggling financially with a little extra help to try and ensure they don’t go hungry. The pantry will stock food items with a long shelf-life, such as canned/tinned goods, jars of sauces, pasta, rice, cereals, biscuits and snacks.

If you are struggling with your bills, you are welcome to come and pick up some items from the pantry for free. Stock is limited so we encourage students to be considerate when taking from the Community Pantry - please only take what you need.

Where to Find the Pantry

ENSA's Community Pantry is available from 9:30am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, throughout the term in room B33, beside the main ENSA office at Merchiston Campus.

  • The pantry is for any student or staff in need of food.
  • You may help yourself but ask that you don’t take more than 5 items at a time.
  • If you require any assistance, please go to the ENSA office next door (B34).

If you are based at Sighthill or Craiglockhart and are in need of food and unable to travel to Merchiston, please contact We will arrange for a food parcel to be delivered to the ENSA Advice office at your campus for you to collect.

ENSA Community Pantry


We will also be welcoming donations to the pantry. If you have any items in your cupboard that you don’t need, please bring them in and leave them in B33 Merchiston or the donation points in the campus foyers. Your support with the campaign will be very much appreciated!

Paypal Donations

You can also make a cash donation via PayPal which will help us to buy supplies for the Community Pantry. You do not need to create a PayPal account - just enter your card details on the payment page.