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The Big Christmas Food Appeal

Posted 24th Nov 2021 · News

Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE) have launched this year’s Christmas campaign, The Big Christmas Food Appeal 2021 in partnership with The Press and Journal, Original 106 FM and the Evening Express.

With the reduction in universal credit payments, rising energy costs and the cost of living continuing to soar, many families are preparing for a challenging winter ahead, inspiring the Press and Journal to get involved in supporting CFINE’s efforts to ensure people do not have to make the choice between eating or heating this Christmas.

CFINE distribute food across Grampian and the Highlands and Islands from its warehouses in Aberdeen, with this campaign aiming to boost the amount of provisions distributed across these regions to keep up the demand for access to food.

Last year CFINE delivered a total of 1,314.2 tonnes of surplus food the equivalent of 3.1 million meals across seven local authorities in Scotland.

With the demand for access to emergency food still incredibly high, CFINE along with the Press and Journal are encouraging people to support The Big Christmas Food Appeal, with the challenges over the last 18 months highlighting the need for CFINE’s services and the increase in food insecurity.

CFINE see no end to the need for their support services anytime soon, and by getting involved in this appeal is a really good way to support vulnerable individuals, families and communities.

You can support The Big Christmas Food Appeal and CFINE’s mission to support families and individuals across the north and north-east this winter via the options below:

Order – You can order items needed by CFINE from CFINE’s wishlist which will be delivered directly to CFINE’s premises and used in parcels provided by CFINE and their partner organisations to those who need it.

Donate - You can donate via our campaign fundraising page or by sending a cheque made payable to Cfine Ltd, 2-4 Poynernook Road, Aberdeen, AB11 5RW or by bank transfer – Account No: 06359168 | Sort code: 80-22-60

Deliver – You can drop off items directly to CFINE’s office at 2-4 Poynernook Road, Aberdeen, AB11 5RW, between 8am – 4pm. Just ring the doorbell and one of our team members will accept your donation.

Thank you to everyone who has already supported the campaign through financial or food and essential donations, these are greatly appreciated and will allow CFINE to continue to support their beneficiaries with the essentials they need.