The ideal vehicle for food bank distributions

Christiania - Brickhouse Community Food Bank, from video, May 2020 (5)

Several London community centres and food banks are using cargobikes to distribute food parcels to vulnerable people who have been self-isolating.

Christiania - Brickhouse Community Food Bank, from video, May 2020 (1)

The Christiania tricycle with its capacious square cargo box can accommodate many parcels

Christiania - Brickhouse Community Food Bank, from video, May 2020 (7)

These images have been taken by a wonderful video by John Williams. [Watch his channel, focused on the velomobiles which he sells]

Denise Wilson is a cycle instructor; she volunteers for the Hanley Crouch  Community Association and on a typical run she distributes 15-20 parcels.

Christiania - Brickhouse Community Food Bank, from video, May 2020 (4)

She is a real champion, an inspiration.

Christiania - Brickhouse Community Food Bank, from video, May 2020 (2)

Here is one of Time & Talents taxi-bike (previously featured here) temporarily repurposed to transport food parcels.

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And here is CFINE in Aberdeen, which has four cargobikes.

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The electric cargo bikes take pressure off the CFINE vans while reducing our carbon footprint as well. Our dedicated volunteer riders work tirelessly to increase access to healthy food, including emergency parcels and fruit and veg boxes, in Torry, Kincorth and Cove. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the need and demand for CFINE’s support services have tripled. We are currently delivering 1,500 food parcels weekly to vulnerable individuals and families. The eco-friendly e-bikes have proven to be effective at delivering food to people who are experiencing hardship.

 

 

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