Aberdeen South Foodbank
We don’t think anyone in our community of Aberdeen should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
HOW WE OPERATE
Our food bank operates within a holistic support network which provides relief to individuals and families in food crisis in the south of Aberdeen. We do this by providing emergency food supplies (three days’ worth of nutritionally balanced food), using approved partner agencies (42 statutory, charitable and health bodies) who refer via the Trussell Trusts online E-Referral system. Over the past 12months, we have supported over 1000 people, providing 9000 meals to people in need in the south of the city.
TLC’s goal in our three-year strategy is to ‘Fight poverty in our community by providing high quality and compassionate food bank services while working in partnership with others to make food banks a thing of the past’ with the values of Compassion, Community and Purposefulness underpinning everything we do.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, our primary mode of distributing food was via delivery due to seeking to keep both our personnel and the individual/family supported safe.
Since June 2021, we returned to the Old Torry Community Centre in-person and distribute food parcels safely and effectively from this location, however, most of the food distributed, is via our food bank delivery service.