Food Banks Partnership Aberdeen
In December 2012, the organisations presently involved in providing food banks in Aberdeen City agreed to form a Food Bank Partnership. The Partnership successfully applied to the Fairer Scotland Fund to support the development of an infrastructure behind the Food Banks and to ensure that every effort is made to realise quantities of produce from food producers and retailers.
As well as providing emergency food, all partners are committed to promoting employment, signposting to money advice, debt management and household budgeting services, and other sources of support to develop resilience and help people to move on and out of poverty.
The Partnership has developed a Memorandum of Understanding and an Information Sharing Protocol which partners signed on October 7th 2013.
The Food Banks Aberdeen Partnership organises food drives with the help of the public, private and Third sectors. The food donated is distributed through existing food banks and other community outlets.
CFINE is a local Social Enterprise which has been supplier fruit and veg to deprived communities since 1996, developing a volunteer network, tacking food poverty, building resilience and raising awareness, and is the local distributor for the national Fare Share scheme. Food donated by Fare Share is also distributed locally through food banks and other community outlets and augments what is collected locally.
CFINE is leading the development of the Food Banks Partnership Aberdeen.
So how can you help?
- Take part by organising a food drive
- Be a volunteer
- Donate food or money
- Sponsor a Food Bank
- Make us part if your Corporate Social Responsibility Programme.
The Food Banks Partnership Aberdeen is in desperate need of the following:-
- Long life milk
- Cup a soup
- Tinned tuna
- Tin creamed rice
- Cooking oil
- Diluting juice
- Tinned cold meat
- Tinned dinners eg mince, stew
Food and financial donations can be made to the Food Bank at 4, Poynernook Rd. Financial donations can also be made by pressing the donate button on this page.
For a full list of food required click here - food drive list
Winner of Aberdeen Impact Award 2013 – Working Together
Funded by the Fairer Aberdeen Fund