HARBOUR DONATES £13,000 TO LOCAL CHARITY

Aberdeen Harbour Board has donated more than £13,000 to the local charity, Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE), to fund an electric cargo bike for vital food deliveries.

Aberdeen Harbour Board has donated more than £13,000 to the local charity, Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE), to fund an electric cargo bike for vital food deliveries.

The bike will allow increased access to fresh food and emergency food parcels for those who cannot make their way to the CFINE premises, for health or mobility reasons.  It will also ensure those in self-isolation in the Torry, Cove and Kincorth areas will receive vital supplies throughout the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

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.”

Fiona Rae, Deputy Chief Executive of CFINE, said: “CFINE is grateful for the generous donation of Aberdeen Harbour Board, which will be used to purchase an electric cargo bike.

“The demand for emergency food has tripled since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak. CFINE is delivering over 1,500 emergency parcels weekly to people experiencing food insecurity. The electric cargo bike funded by the Aberdeen Harbour Board Community Action Fund will be put to good use delivering emergency parcels, food growing packs, and fruit and vegetable boxes across Aberdeen and in the surrounding areas, while reducing CFINE’s carbon footprint.”