Aberdeenshire's The Bay Fish and Chips to offer £5 suppers in aid of local food bank charity

One of Scotland's most popular fish and chip shops is to offer £5 suppers this week with all of the profits from sales being directly donated to a local food bank charity.

Published 10th Dec 2019
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

The Bay Fish & Chips will be frying in aid of Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE) at H1 Hill of Rubislaw this week.

The chippie, which was the highest-ranking entry from the UK in Lonely Planet’s ‘Ultimate Eatlist 2018’, has also created deep-fried pigs in blankets with cranberry mayonnaise especially for the event.

Coffee will be provided free of charge by Caber Coffee from Eat Drink Van who have donated their van for the day.

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The activity will run from 11am – 2pm or until stocks last on Thursday 12 December 2019 at H1Hill of Rubislaw where The Bay on the Road food truck will be parked.

The minimum suggested donation will be £5 for a portion of fish and chips or deep fried pigs in blankets with a free coffee. Funds will be donated to CFINE Via the Original 106 Christmas Appeal 2019.

CFINE is an award-winning social enterprise which runs numerous initiatives that support communities across the North East of Scotland. They include a food bank, a variety of training courses, budgeting advice services and a cook school.

Dave Simmers, CFINE Chief Executive said “What an amazing gesture of support by ‘The Bay Fish & Chips’ supported by Caber Coffee. CFINE is supporting thousands of disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals, families and communities. For example, through 2019, we will have provided in excess of 20,000 emergency food parcels to around 6,000 individuals and families.

“The festive season is a particularly difficult time for families on low incomes so, additional to food, we try to provide toys and toiletries. Every little helps and this support is wonderful demonstrating compassion and caring for our more vulnerable communities. Thank you.”

Calum Richardson, owner of The Bay Fish & Chips said: “Unfortunately, because of the world we live in today it’s vitally important to support initiatives like CFINE.

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"They need our help all year round, but this time of year brings the work they do into sharper focus.

"We wanted to do our part and what better way than by feeding the residents of Aberdeen into the bargain. We’ve created the deep-fried pigs in blankets as a festive one off, so come and get them while they are still available.

“Huge thanks to the team at Hill of Rubislaw for providing us with the space and thanks in advance to the people of Aberdeen for their donations.

"One hundred percent of what we collect will be going directly to CFINE to help with the incredible work they so supporting those who need it across North East of Scotland.”


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