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.
“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.”