Aberdeen social enterprise delivers eco-friendly fruit&veg boxes

Award-winning social enterprise and charity, Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE) launched the ‘Vegaroonitoon’ – or ‘Veg around the town’ fruit and vegetable box delivery scheme on Monday, May 25.  

The fresh and affordable produce boxes are available in four different sizes. CFINE delivers orders directly to customers’ doors around Aberdeen using the enterprise’s eco-friendly fleetfour electric cargo bikes and CFINE’s new hydrogen car, wherever possible 

The profit generated by CFINE’s enterprise activities is reinvested into maintaining and developing a holistic support system for vulnerable people. With every box purchased, customers support the essential development work that CFINE does in the priority communities throughout the city.  

 

Lisa Duthie, CFINE CEO, said:  

“We are delighted to announce the launch of this eco-friendly fruit and vegetable delivery service, helping people access food from the comfort and safety of their homes. 

CFINE’s enterprise has a long-standing history in selling fresh and affordable fruit and vegetables to businesses and households to generate funds for our charity. However, the idea of delivering produce boxes to customers’ houses for community good was conceived during the COVID-19 pandemic. Buying a small box each week for a year could purchase one tonne of food for vulnerable children and families in Aberdeen.” 

For more information about this service and to place an order enquiryhttps://www.cfine.org/vegaroonitoon-fruit-and-vegetable-box-delivery