The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)
Crisis organisations band together to Feed the City
Four Aberdeen-based charities will be working together to provide essentials to those affected by the outbreak.
CFine, Social Bite, Aberdeen Cyrenians and Aberdeen Foyer are coming together to Feed the City.
The organisations announced that anyone in crisis as a result of coronavirus will be able to apply for food, toiletries, baby items and clothing deliveries.
Aberdeen Cyrenians will provide hot meals to those in temporary accommodation, people without cooking facilities or individuals struggling with self-care.
CFine is arranging about 100 food parcels daily and runs a food pantry project.
Aberdeen Foyer, which works to tackle youth homelessness, welcomed the collaboration.
Mike Burns, chief executive of Aberdeen Cyrenians, said: “Working together to take care of those in need is vital to ensuring the safety and well-being of the most vulnerable people.”
Those who need the support can apply online for a home delivery at www.AC2U.org or by phone on 0300 300 0903 option 8.
Meanwhile, North East Sensory Services (Ness) announced that it was taking action to protect the deaf and blind people who use the charity, its staff and volunteers by scrapping home visits and face-toface appointments.
All clubs, groups and events have been cancelled – to be replaced by phone, email and digital communication.
People referred to Ness for information, equipment or support will be contacted by similar means.
While such organisations have to lodge a formal application to change their remit, regulator OSCR will prioritise all coronavirusrelated decisions.
Trustees are not to worry if they are unable to hold key meetings or file paperwork.