Cambridge City Food Bank Christmas Hampers 2021 – now complete

1st November 2021

NEWSFLASH – we have reached our goal of 500 hampers and are not accepting any more offers. Thanks for your interest – we will run again nest year.


Although Cambridge is considered a prosperous area, the reality is that there are many families who struggle financially and Christmas is a very difficult time. Saying Happy Christmas is easy but, together, we can do something to make it real for these families.

By putting together a Christmas Hamper and dropping it off at our warehouse you can contribute to one family in Cambridge having a happier Christmas. We will distribute the hampers to families and individuals in need.

Please obtain one strong carrier bag and fill it with the following items:

  • Chocolate Christmas log or Christmas cake
  • Children’s Christmas chocolate e.g. selection box
  • After dinner/adult chocolate (no alcohol filled ones please)
  • Fancy sweet biscuits
  • Pringles or similar
  • Cheesy/savoury biscuits or similar
  • Nuts (not with shells)
  • Dried fruit (e.g. apricots, figs etc)
  • Tinned ham
  • Tinned tuna/salmon
  • Sweet pickles/chutney
  • Jam
  • Shower gel, hand soap or shampoo

Please ensure that

  • all items fit in one bag (the extra strong supermarket bags are ideal)
  • there are no perishables in the bag and that all items have a use by date of 25th December or later
  • there are no home-made items

The times available for dropping off your hamper are

Sunday 5h December 14.00-19.00

Tuesday 7th December 14.30-19.30

The warehouse is located at Unit 2 Orwell House, Cambridge, CB4 0PP.

We ask that all people who wish to donate a hamper register. This helps us to understand how many hampers we can supply to families in need and also to plan for the distribution of the hampers.



Back to News