Aberdeen Law Project launches foodbank partnership
The Aberdeen Law Project has launched the ALP Foodbank Partnership – an initiative created to help ensure unused food does not go to waste.
The scheme was launched with the support of CFINE (Community Food Initiatives North East) and Aberdeen South Foodbank and connects those living in student accommodation with foodbanks to ensure that food and other items that would otherwise go to waste can be used to help local communities.
ALP launched the scheme in response to local demand and appeals for donations.
Helena Siebenrock, student director and founder of the ALP Foodbank Partnership, said: “As students ourselves, we know that in the rush of moving out of student accommodation, a lot of usable items can end up in the landfill.
“We are delighted to be able to provide a link between foodbanks and student accommodation to help stop that happening and to ensure unused food items do not go to waste. I am very excited about this new initiative, as it is unlike anything we have seen before in Aberdeen.”
Nicky McKay, pantry development worker at CFINE, said: “The ALP Foodbank Partnership is an invaluable scheme that ensures no left over, in-date tinned and non-perishable goods go to waste after students move away from their university halls. CFINE are delighted to be a part of the scheme and thank ALP for their continued support.”