Our prices change weekly, so for the most up to date prices please contact us.
Our team of drivers will deliver your order free to your workplace, or you can collect from our warehouse in Aberdeen, or the Fruit Mart in Peterhead.
The profit from our sales goes directly into our charity tackling poverty in the north east of Scotland.
CFINE operates a food bank at 2 Poynernook Road, Aberdeen, providing emergency food parcels to those in need. Perhaps more importantly, CFINE aims to provide support by offering money/budgeting and employability advice.
Food is generated in a number of ways:
The generosity and compassion shown by companies and the general public has been astonishing and heart- warming – THANK YOU!
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In addition, CFINE is the lead partner of Food Poverty Action Aberdeen which brings together 50 organisations throughout the city and aims to tackle poverty and build resilience.
Community Food Outlets (CFOs) give people in the community access to high quality produce including fruit & veg at affordable prices.
We have dozens of outlets set up and run by our team of dedicated volunteers. Come along to your local CFO to see the wide variety of fresh produce on offer!
Located throughout Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire, our CFOs are based in community centres, churches, hospitals and sheltered housing.
You can download a full list of Community Food Outlets here.
If you are interested in accessing a CFO, volunteering at one or setting up a new one, please contact Christine on 01224 596156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CFINE secured funding through the Landfill Community Fund to build a Community Training Kitchen at our premises in Aberdeen. The Kitchen is now built with the big clean and equipping underway. The Kitchen will have 2 purposes:
Watch this space for more info on our fabulous Kitchen!
CFINE and Food Poverty Action Aberdeen adopt a position that food banks are not a sustainable solution to the problems faced by those experiencing food poverty; creating dependency, eroding dignity, and doing little or nothing to change the status quo. They are, however an essential service accessed by thousands of vulnerable people. With this in mind, CFINE aims to provide a "person-centred" approach around the priority requirements of financial education and capability, employability, heating/energy & housing advice/support, and health and well-being.
CFINE provides guidance and support through in-house Financial Capability Officers. The officers are employed through the AHEAD project (Action Health Education/Employment Against Disadvantage), a partnership between Grampian Housing Association, North East Scotland Credit Union and CFINE. The AHEAD project helps people with benefits and budgeting advice:
The Financial Capability Officers also organise Waste Awareness Sessions and Making Your Money Go Further workshops where they teach people about shopping on a budget, food waste management and meal planning.
We refer beneficiaries to Pathways, which offers one-to-one support to help people find the job they want. Their Keyworkers help people in all aspects of the job search: building confidence, develop a plan to reach their job goal, develop or update the CV, complete application forms, prepare for interviews, access funds to remove barriers to work e.g. training or equipment.
Pathways run a drop-in session at our Aberdeen office every Wednesday 1pm - 4pm.
We refer beneficiaries to energy charity Scarf (Save Cash and Reduce Fuel) that aims to make a practical difference to people living in fuel poverty and that purpose remains at their core as they deliver a range of quality services focusing on:
CFINE refers to Aberdeen City Council housing department for issues around council housing, tenancy & repairs, and homelessness.
Our staff endeavour to provide support and advice on a number of issues, however if someone has an issue that we do not cover through referrals or in-house support, we have a large database of agencies that we signpost to.
CFINE has funding from Zero Waste Scotland to offer various activities that focus on the Reduce Reuse and Recycle message. Our target areas are all the regeneration areas of Aberdeen, Peterhead and Fraserburgh.The activities we offer are:
We encourage people to take along unwanted items to swap for something they need. Swapshops can be set up for specific categories such as toys or small electrical items or can be more general. The community groups we work with decide what would best suit their group.
Love Food Hate Waste Cooking
Our cooking demonstrations and classes aim to teach people simple ways to reduce the amount of food that is wasted. We do this by educating people about portion sizes and the storing of food and also recipes using leftovers and items that are past their best but still perfectly good to use such as black bananas.
Love Your Clothes
We go out into the community and offer advice on the best way to care for clothing to make sure your garments look good for as long as possible. We also share stain removing tips and run classes on how to make simple repairs to clothing such as sewing on a button of mending a hole.
We always welcome donations. See below the different ways you can help.
Account No: 06359168
Sort code: 80-22-60
Alternatively, you can donate food to our food bank at 2 Poynernook Road, Aberdeen. See below for a list of items we desperately need:
We appreciate every contribution made, no matter how small, and would like to thank everyone who has donated in the last year. CFINE relies on people like you, so THANK YOU!
Benefits of Volunteering, Work Experience, Supported Employment
Volunteers undoubtedly give time, energy, ideas and experience – but they also receive eg social networks, building confidence, learning new skills, getting experience that helps on a CV, the feel-good factor from contributing to your community. CFINE, over the past year, has had >200 volunteers, work placements and supported employees – a good experience and laughter always a feature! Consider giving it a go!! Volunteers are the ‘backbone’ of CFINE.
What do our volunteers do?
If you are interested in volunteering at CFINE, or would like more information, please get in touch.