Donate food

Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.

Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.

We can only accept non-perishable, ambient food that is in date. We cannot accept fresh fruit or vegetables without prior arrangement. Our shopping list shows the food items that we need right now. See the list on this page or download a download a PDF version of shopping list here.

We use the BankTheFood app to keep you up to date on our most needed items. To get reminders about the items we need most urgently need and where to donate, please download the app, search for ‘Cambridge City Foodbank’, follow us, and enable location sharing.

If you can’t donate food in person, you can also give food online through Bankuet. See this webpage for more details. Bankuet will deliver the food direct to us.

Please drop off food donations to our food collection point locations. Please note that our warehouse is not open on Bank Holidays.

Location of food donation point     Opening hours Comments
CCFb Warehouse, Unit 4 Orwell Furlong CB4 0WY 10:30-13:00  Monday & Friday only.
CCFb Warehouse, Unit 4 Orwell Furlong CB4 0WY 18.15-19.00 Thursday
Tesco Fulbourn, Yarrow Road, Cambridge, CB1 9BF

Mon-Sat 06:00-00:00
Sun 10:00-16:00

(in-store shoppers only)
Tesco Bar Hill, 15-18 Viking Way, CB23 8EL

Mon-Fri 24 Hours
Saturday until midnight
Sunday 10:00- 16:00

(in-store shoppers only)
Tesco Cheddars Ln., Newmarket Rd., CB5 8LD

Mon- Sat 7:30 – 10pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

(in-store shoppers only)
Tesco Milton, Cambridge Rd., Milton, CB24 6AY

Monday 6am – midnight
Tues – Sat 24 hours
Sun 10am – 4pm

(in-store shoppers only)
Waitrose, 50 Hauxton Road, Trumpington, CB2 9FT

Mon-Sat 07:00-21:00
Sun 10:00-16:00

Sainsbury’s, Brooks Road, Cambridge, CB1 3HP

Mon-Fri 07:00-23:00
Sat 07:00-22:00
Sun 10:00-16:00

Sainsbury’s, Sidney Street, 42-45 Sidney St, Cambridge CB2 3HX

Mon-Fri 07:00-23:00
Sat 07:00-22:00
Sun 10:00-17:00

Sainsbury’s, 27 Eddington Avenue Cambridge, CB3 1SE

Mon-Fri 07:30-22:00
Sat 07:30-22:00
Sun 10:00-16:00

(in-store shoppers only)
Central Co-op Food- Cambourne, School Lane, Lower Cambourne, CB23 6FD  07:00-22:00
Co-op Food – Newnham, 3 Grantchester Street, Newnham, CB3 9HY  07:00-22:00
East of England Co-op, Cambridge Square, Cambridge, CB4 0AE

Mon-Sat 06:00-23:00

Sun 7:00-22:00

Asda Cambridge Superstore, Beehive Centre, Coldhams Lane, Cambridge CB1 3ET

Mon-Fri 07:00 – 00:00

Sat 07:00  – 22:00

Sun 10:00 – 16:00

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. Occasionally we send food to other nearby foodbanks to support their work particularly if they experience shortages. This ensures your donations go to help people wherever in the UK they are.

Please contact us if you have any questions about donating food.

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