RISE is a free community meal, offering a welcoming, safe environment for people to meet new friends, build relationships and hear a message of hope. Teams of volunteers and Small Groups help provide a 3-course, home-cooked meal, often using food from Fareshare to help prevent good food from going to waste.

Providing a haven where people can pop in, mix and enjoy a hearty meal in a
non-threatening, friendly atmosphere is a blessing.
(RISE Volunteer)

The aim of RISE is to help develop social connections, break down isolation, help tackle issues of food poverty and offer a message of hope. We recognise that so much can happen when we sit down together to eat and listen to each other’s stories!

The meals take place on the first and third Wednesday of every month at our Destiny Leith location, and on the third Wednesday of the month at our Destiny Gorgie location. Check the Coming Up section of our website to find out when the next meal is.

Rise is a demonstration of Christ's love in action as we invite people into our church and serve a 3-course meal to people from our community.
(RISE Volunteer)

Destiny Angels also provide catering teams for Bethany’s Careshelter programme which offer emergency accommodation for those affected by homelessness during the winter season.

Kevin Chalmers

Kevin Chalmers

Rise coordinator