Benefits for Children – Know what you are entitled to!

Did you know that if you are on tax credits or certain benefits, you could be entitled to five family payments including School Age Payment? There’s further support available through Aberdeen City Council – All pupils from P1-P4 will now automatically receive free school meals, but parents on certain benefits should still claim as they will then receive support during the school holidays and access to the Scottish Government COVID-19 Hardship Grant. Read more

Self-Isolation Support Grant

If you have been asked by Test and Protect to isolate, financial help is available. Read more to find out about the details of the Self-Isolation Support Grant, offered by the Scottish Government. Read more

A day in the life of a CFINE Pantry Volunteer

We are delighted to present you with short stories from our incredible volunteers who explain the ins and outs of working at CFINE and making a difference every day. Read more for the story of one of our pantry volunteers! Read more

Scottish grants and payments, and how to access them

As part of our benefits advice series, this blog post will help you find out more about Scottish grants and payments that you might be eligible for. Read more to find out about the details and contact us for further support. Read more

The reasons why you should switch to reusable sanitary products

Read more to find out shocking stats about disposable sanitary products and information on how you can access reusable menstrual cups and washable towels for free! Read more

Scottish Welfare Fund - Crisis Grants

If you are experiencing a crisis due to circumstances out of your control, crisis grants could help you get through the challenges you are facing. Read more to find out if you are eligible. Read more

The findings of our rapid research

We conducted a quick research in May to better understand how we can best help and serve our beneficiaries during these unusual times. You can find out more about the key discoveries of the research by clicking on this post. Read more

Ferryhill pupils in race for CFINE

Pupils of Ferryhill School ran, cycled, walked, and scootered to celebrate the end of term and to collect donations for our food bank. Read more to find out more about the mini athletes! Read more

Food and Fun 2019

Read more for the aim of the Food and Fun initiative at CFINE and some photos of the delicious meals prepared this year Read more

Community Food Outlets

We visited one of our Community Food Outlets (CFOs) in June to have a chat with the customers. Read about our experience Read more


Read more about the success of the Woodside Pantry Read more