3rd Sector Food & Growing Projects

Sustainable Kirriemuir

We want to do the right thing for people & planet. Simple. We put our ideas into practice. Grow it, Mend it, Fix it, Upcycle it, Recycle it, but don’t waste it. This is a place to share, learn & live more lightly on the planet.

Food is Free Carnoustie

Food Is Free Carnoustie is a community building and gardening movement that has evolved from the Food is Free project which originally started in Austin Texas but has now become a community movement around the world. Food Is Free Carnoustie hopes to bring people together with the purpose of taking neglected spaces and gardens and turning them into community gardens which then provides free harvests to anyone. Once the fruit and veg is ready, it will be harvested and displayed in various public places around the town and offered free to anyone who wants it. Yes that’s right FREE. Food Is Free Carnoustie are always looking for volunteers to help with some digging & gardening in various areas around Carnoustie. If you wish to contact us please email fifcarnoustie@gmail.com.

Carnoustie Community Fire Station 

Carnoustie Community Fire Station run a community food cupboard which is open to all to take what they need 24 hrs a day 7 days a week. Stocked with store cupboard essentials, sanitary products and lots more.

They work in partnership with local people, businesses and food projects to combat #foodinsecurity.

In Oct 2021 they ran a free Community Breakfast Club as part of Challenge Poverty Week, they had over 300 visitors and gave out over 150 free breakfast packs!

Angus Up-Cycling Project

The Angus Up-cycling project breathes new life into small items of furniture for re-sale. For people from all backgrounds to learn new skills and at the same time reduce waste and help the environment.

They partner up with Fareshare UK to access discount price food to distribute within the local community. They have provided food education training to students from the local high school.

They also support Lawson Church Food Project.

Forfar Open Garden

Forfar Open Garden is a charitable community garden and woodland space, which offers supported volunteering sessions to all ages and abilities. We are also open to the public, all year round. Organically grown fruit and vegetables are seasonally available for sale, alongside perennial plants. The sheltered walled garden is wheelchair accessible, with toilet facilities and the no.117 bus stops right outside.

Hope Organic Garden

We are a charity helping adults with learning disabilities to garden organically. We also have a shop where we sell the organic vegetables and fruit.

HOPE is an environmentally friendly charitable project providing training and work experience for people with learning disabilities living in Angus. HOPE was set up on the grounds of Hospitalfield House, Westway, Arbroath with the kind support of The Patrick Allan-Fraser of Hospitalfield Trust.

We aim to improve opportunities for social, educational and recreational activities for the identified group of people living in the local area, and to provide the local community with a reliable source of organically grown fruit, vegetables and herbs.
We have a team of 3 staff and 20 volunteers working throughout the year to:
provide training and work experience opportunities for people with learning disabilities living in the Angus area
improve opportunities for social, educational and recreational activities for these learning-disabled people
offer the local community a reliable source of organically grown fruit and vegetables
The garden is run by a full-time Garden Manager and 2 part-time Garden Development Workers, ably assisted by our gardening volunteers.
We have a shop at the garden to sell our organically produced fruit and vegetables, a comprehensive range of bedding plants in season, and lots of other garden plants, bulbs and shrubs.

Montrose Community Hub

(MoHUB) is a hub of activity, opportunity & community spirit.
The facility is owned & operated by YM Montrose – Charity SC016133

The Hub @ Friockheim

The Hub @ Friockheim provides a range of services, facilities, exercise classes/activities including Café, Fitness Suite, Changing Places Facility (open 24/7 365 days), Multi Sensory Room, Rooms for Hire, Office to Let.

Did you know they are food waste warriors? Any food left over at the end of the night from their café they list it on food waste app Too Good To Go! Be sure to check out their offering and grab a bargain!

Brechin Community Pantry

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.

Arbroath Pippins Community Orchard

Local community group planting community orchards in public places for all to enjoy!



S-Mart is Angus’s first Social Supermarket.

Our vision is to tackle food insecurity and reduce food waste in our local communities.

We can achieve this by using surplus, over ordered and “no longer stocked” food from big chain supermarkets and local food suppliers.

Too many people are using foodbanks in Angus, too many people struggle to afford their weekly food bill, yet fresh, fully in-date, quality food is thrown away in bulk because of faulty labelling or over-ordering by the big supermarkets.

We want to take the mountain of surplus food currently wasted in Angus each year and create a supermarket with a social impact.