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Stories from the warehouse

For this month’s volunteer spotlight, we’ve been speaking with the team who runs warehouse operations for Cambridge City Foodbank. Hear from Chris Avery, who has supported both the office and Fairbite teams and now volunteers in the warehouse, and Roy Cross, who has volunteered in the warehouse since January 2019, about their highs and lows […]

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Christmas Openings

Our warehouse and distribution centres will be closed on the Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays. Cambourne Distribution Centre will also be closed on Thursday 31st December. Other than that our times and locations will be as normal over the Christmas period. Merry Christmas!

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Introducing Stephen Thornton, Cambridge City Foodbank’s new Chair of Trustees

Cambridge City Foodbank is delighted to welcome Stephen Thornton as its new Chair of Trustees. Read our interview to find out more about Stephen’s background in the healthcare industry, his pathway to supporting Cambridge City Foodbank and his vision for the next 12 months. How long have you been involved with Cambridge City Foodbank? What […]

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Stories from C3

This month we’re speaking to two long-standing volunteers at Cambridge City Foodbank’s distribution centre at the C3 church in Cambridge. We asked them about their best and funniest moments, as well as the key challenges they’ve faced this year, and they have also shared their best advice for new volunteers and anyone accessing the Foodbank […]

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Help us provide healthy, nutritional meals for every person in crisis, regardless of their dietary needs

Margaret Saner, CEO, Cambridge City Foodbank According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), as many as one in 10 people in Britain have been forced to use foodbanks during the coronavirus pandemic. In Cambridge, this was reflected as we saw an 8% increase in referrals to Cambridge City Foodbank from March-July 2020, representing a 23% […]

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COVID 19 and the Future of the Foodbank

COVID 19 and the Future of the Foodbank Life has changed so much for so many people in just six months. 100,000 people across the UK used food banks for the first time between April and June this year and we know from our own experience in Cambridge that over half of those people using […]

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Spotlight on St Paul’s

Spotlight on St Paul’s As part of an ongoing volunteer spotlight series, this month, we have been talking with the team working out of the St Paul’s Church in central Cambridge. St Paul’s is one our busiest centres and served, on average, 25 people per week in 2019. We spoke to a couple of volunteers […]

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CCFB Recruiting Full Time Operations Assistant

Due to continued growth in demand, accelerated by COVID-19, Cambridge City Foodbank is recruiting a full-time Operations Assistant. This is a new post to strengthen and sustain our operations and ensure we are always able to operate effectively. You would report to our Operations Manager and work principally at our head office in north Cambridge […]

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Grant Scheme for Groups and Organisations

COVID-19 Grant Scheme During the current pandemic crisis, Cambridge City Foodbank is accepting applications for grants of up to £1,000 from organisations and groups which are, directly or indirectly, enabling people in financial distress to receive food and/or meals. The following guidelines apply: Grants of up to £1,000 are available but smaller claims are welcome. […]

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Coronavirus Update

Foodbank preparing to handle expected surge in demand due to Coronavirus Cambridge City Foodbank is expecting a surge in demand over the next few months due to people on low incomes or zero-hours contracts being laid off or having no paid work. Our intention is to support all those facing hunger due to financial need […]

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