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Food Voucher & Delivery Scheme

Who is it for?

Solar is for anyone in our community who may need short term assistance getting food and provisions for themselves or their family.


There are many reasons why someone might need help, for example:


  • Sudden loss of income

  • Unexpected change in circumstances

  • Irregular work or zero hours contracts

  • Shortfall in benefits

  • Family breakdown

  • Illness or disability

  • Increasing costs of living

How does it work?

Solar offers support in two ways and it is your choice; whatever is most convenient for you or your situation.



You will recieve a Co-op voucher to pay for your shopping. This can be topped up remotely if continued support is required.


The voucher is the same as a standard gift card, the staff at the counter will not know where it has come from.



If it is more convenient, we can also provide you with a delivery suited to you or your families needs.


This could include fresh and non-perishable food, toiletries, household essentails, pet food, etc and will be delivered in Co-op bags for life.

We promise confidentiality

Solar recognises how difficult it is to ask for help within a small community.


The service is completely free, confidential and discrete, and your privacy is very important to us, so if you or someone you know needs help, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

What is it for?

Solar is intended to help with daily essentials, such as:


  • Fresh and store cupboard food

  • Toiletries

  • Household essentials

  • Cleaning products

  • Pet food


Through no fault of our own, we are all facing increasing costs of living. Solar can offer support to cover the costs of day to day essentials, and please let us know if you need help with anything else, such as energy bills.

How can I access it?

We live in a small tight-knit community and we care for and trust our friends and neighbours. Solar has no strict eligibilty criteria, and you will not be asked to provide any proof of difficult circumstances.


You can access Solar in two ways:


Get in touch

You can get help quickly, easily and confidentially by contacting us through:

Phone / Text: 07786 496275


You can also be referred to the service through Tiree Medical Practice. If you are worried or struggling or it would feel more comfortable not to ask, please let them know and they can help you find support.

Further Support

Some useful contacts providing further support:


Argyll and Bute Welfare Rights Officer:

Irene Boyd 01631 572182


Citizens Advice Bureau:

01546 605550 or

The food voucher and delivery scheme relies on donations from our supporters to fund the purchase of food and vouchers for those in need.

If you would like to support the project, please get in touch.

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