Emergency Food over the winter season

The most wonderful time of the year can, sadly, be a real issue for people. Many struggle to get enough food to feed themselves and their families and may need to make use of food banks or places where they can get some hot food.

Throughout the North East, there are many social enterprises who provide this vital service. Tenants can self-refer to or ask for organisations to refer them. Food parcels are provided to individuals in the greatest need and although they will do what they can, sometimes all that can be done is signposting to other organisations which may be able to help further.

Castlehill has information available here concerning where and when people may be able to collect provisions over the winter season. Throughout Aberdeen city, there are several community outlet stores which can provide people with affordable fruit and vegetables, pulses and dried goods. These pop-up stores are sold at nearly cost price and are available throughout the city.  www.cfine.org/Pages/Category/cfo-events

Finally, our friends at Social Bite are operating their Christmas dinner dates over the festive season.Times for these are listed below:

Monday 23rd:


  • 8am – 11am  Breakfast
  • 3.30pm-4pm  Social Scran

Tuesday 24th – Christmas Eve:


  • 12pm – 4pm  Christmas Dinner

Wednesday 25th – Christmas Day:


  • 12pm – 4pm  Christmas Dinner

The Cafe will re-open and all normal events resume on Wednesday 8th January.