Recently folk have been able to buy their fruit and vegetables at the Broch Community Centre with the help of Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE).
Staff at the centre from the Community Learning and Development Team, part of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education Learning and Leisure Department are delighted to have established this link with CFINE.
CFINE has been running a stall at the community centre which includes its range of fruit, vegetables and dried goods and the money made at the stall is used to support CFINE’s charity work which includes providing volunteer placements.
After the recent purchase of The Fruit Mart in Longside it now also provides supported employment for 17 adults who have learning difficulties.
CFINE is a local charity and social enterprise which has more than 100 similar outlets in the region. The team has been delighted by the response and support of CLD staff and parents from Monday groups at the Broch centre.
One mum from the centre said: “We think it’s a great idea’ and some of the parents have expressed interest in running a CFINE outlet longer term.
CFINE hopes to open more outlets in the Fraserburgh area, local groups or enterprises interested in purchasing foods from CFINE can contact Development Worker Hannah Towsey on 01779 821261.
The food stall will visit the Broch Community Centre again on May 23 from 10am to 3pm.