Eco-friendly fleet

CFINE's eco-friendly fleet is expanding after receiving a £13,000 funding boost from Aberdeen Harbour Board. The funds will be used to purchase a new electric cargo bike. CFINE currently has 3 electric cargo bikes which help us deliver emergency food parcels to people facing hardship, Vegaroonitoon fruit and vegetable boxes directly to customers' doorsteps, and they also play a key part at distributing food growing packs to the participants of the Keep Growing Aberdeen project. 

The importance of electric bikes

The electric cargo bikes take pressure off the CFINE vans while reducing our carbon footprint as well. Our dedicated volunteer riders work tirelessly to increase access to healthy food, including emergency parcels and fruit and veg boxes, in Torry, Kincorth and Cove. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the need and demand for CFINE's support services have tripled. We are currently delivering 1,500 food parcels weekly to vulnerable individuals and families. The eco-friendly e-bikes have proven to be effective at delivering food to people who are experiencing hardship. 

Michelle Handforth, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Harbour Board, said:

“We are very proud to partner with CFINE as they continue their outstanding work supporting those in our community during this difficult time.

“The donation, made through our Community Action Fund, will ensure more families and individuals can receive vital supplies, in a way which reduces carbon emissions and raises awareness of alternative transport options.

We would like to say a huge thank you to the Aberdeen Harbour Board for supporting our cause and helping us reach more people in an eco-friendly way.