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You can help end the need for foodbanks in Cambridge - find out how.

Cambridge City Foodbank is campaigning to end the need for foodbanks in Cambridge. Powered by our community and led by people with lived experience of the issues, we are striving to combat the root causes of food insecurity and poverty locally, and getting involved in the Trussell Trust’s national campaigns too. Join the campaign mailing list to be updated on our progress.

General Election

As candidates reach out to voters, it’s vital that we make the most of this moment to demonstrate the significant public support for action to end the need for foodbanks. This puts pressure on candidates to take the Trussell Trust pledge, and commit to tackling the causes of poverty.

Email your candidates

We know what needs to be done to end the need for food banks. Let’s make our candidates do too, and ask them to take the Trussell Trust pledge. You can use this Trussell Trust template to contact all of the candidates in your area and ask them to pledge to build a future without the need for food banks.

Display a poster
Showing  candidates, their parties and their campaign teams that voters want them to take action to end the need for foodbanks is a powerful way to influence decision-makers. Aleks and McKenzie, from Arka Studios, have designed an eye-catching poster that anyone can now download. Please print the poster and pop it in your window, to show candidates and canvassers who come seeking your vote that you want them to commit to taking action.

Download the poster.

Come to Cambridge hustings: tackling the causes of poverty
Later this month you can join us to hear from candidates for Cambridge about how they would tackle poverty if elected. We’re pleased to be partnering with local anti-poverty organisations to run this event, including Jimmy’s, It Takes a City, YMCA Cambridgeshire, and Centre 33. Find out more and register cambridgecity.foodbank.org.uk/hustings/.

Guarantee Our Essentials

Having joined the Trussell Trust and Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s call for an Essentials Guarantee, we are now using our influence locally to support the national campaign. You can find out more about the Guarantee Our Essentials campaign on the Trussell Trust’s website.

Ready to take action?

Whatever your experience, skills, or confidence, we need everyone in our community to play their part in securing a future without the need for foodbanks. Please get in touch with Kate, our Local Organiser ([email protected]), to learn more about what role you could play in our campaign.

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