Community Café

The Community Food Stop Café

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic the Community Food Stop café is not currently operating. We hope to reopen as soon as it is possible for us to do so safely. Please see below for information about the café .

Image of Volunteer team
Volunteer team

The Community Food Stop is a café selling healthy, wholesome and nutritious food. It is based within Bonar Bridge Community Hall, every Monday, from 11.30am-2.00pm. The food on sale has been subsidised by the Scottish Government, to make nutritious food available to all, not just those who can afford it. Everyone, however, is welcome at the café, as our focus is also on social inclusion. This means that those who normally have to eat alone, can come along to the café and eat with others and perhaps make new friends.

Payment is by donation. Our menu price list is merely a guide. Clients can pay the stated price or more/less depending on their financial circumstances.

Once a month, the Community Food Stop also provide an evening of food and entertainment, from 6.00pm-8.00pm. Payment is by donation.

The short film you can view below shows a typical ‘Day in the life of… The Community Food Stop’.

To ensure healthy, wholesome and nutritious food is available to all residents of our community.
To decrease social exclusion.
Through an SCVO and Edinburgh University ‘Food, Poverty and Social Exclusion Research Project’, Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust were able to host Post Graduate Student Lee McNeish while he undertook an eight-week independent research project to look at the impact of the Community Food Stop within the community.   Click here to read Lee’s Community Food Stop Report
(Please note that this report or any of its content may not be published without the prior consent of Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust.)
The Community Food Stop recently took part in a self -evaluation programme for community cafes facilitated by NHS Scotland – Community Food and Health.  Click here to find out more.
Products are supplied by Booker Wholesale, Inverness; Tesco food surplus, Tain; Kyle Bakery, Bonar Bridge and Swordale Butchers, Bonar Bridge.
For further information please contact Beverley Hill, Project Officer:
T: 01863 766554/0798 5626340