Why did Food and Fun launch?

Since, summer 2018, CFINE has been playing a major role in helping to alleviate holiday hunger by supplying a range of food to schools and community centres in the city’s regeneration areas during school holidays. 

This initiative has been put in place as a wider attempt to take the pressure off parents living in poverty by making sure that they don’t have to ‘find’ the extra income during the school holidays when children don’t have access to free school meals.

colourful pasta salad in a pot prepared for pupils under the food and fun project in aberdeen

Activities and Partners

Alongside the food being provided, other partner organisations such as Sport Aberdeen & Aberdeen Football Club Charity Trust are providing play schemes to ensure that the youngsters are engaged in a range of outdoor & indoor activities.

The Food and Fun project involves opening schools and community centres during the holidays, providing fun activities, and, crucially, providing food for kids who may otherwise struggle.  In addition, CFINE makes food and other household necessities available to parents at the various food and fun locations.

CFINE works in partnership with Aberdeen City Council & Scottish Government. to deliver this essential project and this year, all food will be supplied, prepared and delivered from CFINE’s premises at 2 Poynernook Road, Aberdeen.

Additionally, CFINE will also provide packed meals for “Extreme Summer” – an initiative organised by Transition Extreme in partnership with Police Scotland

CFINE staff and volunteers who are trained in Confidence to Cook and Elementary Food Hygiene will be involved to ensure we deliver the following –

  • Packed Lunches, Salad Boxes, puddings, snacks & fruit – 250 per day, 5 days per week
  • Extreme summer – 40 packed meals – 4 days per week
  • TUK In – Delivering home-made soup and fruit pots to each site each week
  • Street Sport Aberdeen – Providing snacks and drinks for evening activities – 5 days per week

carrots being chopped for soup