ESS Energy Supports Aberdeen Homeless Shelters This Christmas

22 December 2021

Graham Singer, Culinary Director for ESS Energy and Compass Scotland, is preparing 2,500 meals for homeless shelters in the Aberdeen area this Christmas.

Graham and his team are cooking a menu of macaroni and cheese, traditional fish pie and Scottish favourite, savoury mince and tatties. They will also be delivering a range of Christmas confectionary and festive selection boxes.

The work is being supported by donations from several ESS supply partners:

  • Amity Fish Company, Peterhead
  • Benzies of Turriff
  • Lomond Fine Foods
  • Stoats Porridge Oats.

The activity is being coordinated by Aberdeen City Council who support their own homeless shelters, as well as facilities run by the following organisations:

  • Advocacy Service Aberdeen – A charity providing an independent advocacy service for people in the city of Aberdeen
  • Bo’Ness Food Pantry – A community food pantry that accepts donations from local businesses and individuals which a network of volunteers distribute in food parcels around the local community
  • FareShare, Grampian, run by Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE) – A social enterprise providing a range of services to people in Aberdeen City and Shire
  • Sacro – A Scottish community justice organisation which works to deliver life-changing services that empower people, give hope and protection, and help to build safe communities
  • The Haven in Stonehaven – A community larder that helps those requiring support in the local area.

Graham commented:

“Christmas can be a challenging time for many and it’s great that we can help to spread some festive cheer by bringing people together for a tasty meal. Thanks to all the volunteers and suppliers who are supporting us this week – your generosity is greatly appreciated.”