They are a more common sight on the streets of Rome or Bangkok.
But an Aberdeen foodbank charity is on the hunt for someone to drive an iconic three-wheeled Tuk-Tuk vehicle to serve up meals in the Granite City.
CFINE sourced the Piaggio Ape 50 from its native Italy, picked it up in Hull, and now use it as a community café on wheels in the north-east.
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While initially the Tuk-Tuk has been setting up and offering cheap food in Tillydrone, Printfield and Woodside, Sean McVeigh of the charity says they eventually envisage a ‘fleet’ of the vehicles serving communities across the city.
He said: “It is an electric vehicle we had to get from Italy, so it was fairly expensive, but we are hopeful it will pay off – and it also helps restrict CO2 emissions in the city.
“We have one Tuk-Tuk to begin with, but our end goal is to have a fleet that we could roll out further.
“The main idea behind the scheme is to reduce food poverty and we offer soup, a slice of bread and fruit for £1.50.
“The hope is that folk with a bit more money could pay a little more to subisdise the food for others.
“We are quite happy to give the food away for free if the need is identified.
“It is also a way to build a relationship with people in these communities and help those who need our services.”
Mr McVeigh said he had seen an increase in people relying on the charity’s services in the past year- in part due to the roll out of the controversial Universal Credit benefit changes.
Under the scheme, a number of benefits have been combined but some people been left waiting weeks for payments.
Mr McVeigh added: “We are just trying to keep up with expectations that folk have. We have definitely seen a rise in the number of people needing our services in the last year.”
To apply for the role of Tuk-Tuk driver you must be aged over 25, have a full licences with less than three penalty points and have passed either a CBT (compulsory basic training) or passed your driving test before February 2001.
Those interested should get in touch with CFINE either by messaging their Facebook page or calling 01224 596156.