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Christmas Opening Hours

23rd December: Cambourne, 10:00 to 12:00 23rd December: Church of the Good Shepherd, Arbury, 11:00 to 13:00 23rd December: Alpha Terrace, Trumpington, 14:30 to 16:00 24th December: C3 Centre, Coldhams Lane, 10:30 to 14:00 24th December: St Paul’s Church, Hills Road, CLOSED 27th December: All Centres CLOSED 28th December: All Centres CLOSED 29th December: Northstowe, […]

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Cambridge City Food Bank Christmas Hampers 2021 – now complete

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 […]

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Red Hen Project online success

Hilary, one of Cambridge City Foodbank’s wonderful volunteers, has also been busy running an online cookery programme for families in need in Cambridge, with the Red Hen Project. Through the programme, each week, for six weeks, 10 families in North Cambridge receive a bag with all of the ingredients they need to cook one recipe. […]

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Spotlight on the St Paul’s Church Monday team

For this month’s volunteer spotlight, we spoke with Odile who has been volunteering for Cambridge City Foodbank for around seven years, and David who first joined the Chesterton team two years ago, before moving to the St Paul’s Monday team at the start of the pandemic. Odile and David discuss the importance of creating a […]

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Spotlight on Northstowe

In June we opened our new centre in Northstowe to provide greater support to individuals and families in this area of Cambridgeshire. We spoke to Ilse and Makepeace, who have both volunteered at Northstowe since its opening, about what’s changed over the past three months and what they see coming next. What has it been […]

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Welcoming our new Signposting Coordinator

This month, we spoke to Lindsey who joined the Foodbank team at the beginning of August as our new Signposting Coordinator. The role is completely new to the Foodbank – one which has been introduced to increase our capacity to offer advice and support to help our visitors find long-term and sustainable solutions to their […]

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Spotlight on Church of Good Shepherd

For our July volunteer spotlight, we have been speaking with Jen, one of our core Church of Good Shepherd (CoGS) volunteers. Jen joined CoGS at the start of the pandemic and quickly took on a leadership role; since then, she has done a fantastic job of keeping one of our busiest centres running, while keeping […]

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Spotlight on Chesterton

For this month’s volunteer spotlight, we headed (virtually) to our Chesterton centre to speak with Jean, who has been volunteering for six years, and Helen , another Chesterton volunteer who also supports our warehouse team. Hear from Helen and Jean about how their time volunteering has sparked personal reflection and provided crucial lessons, and how […]

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Spotlight on the Driving Team

Cambridge City Foodbank’s driving team is responsible for ensuring that all donations and food items reach our distribution centres in and around the city. As part of our ongoing volunteer Spotlight series, Paul, who has been part of our driving team since the start of the pandemic, explains which road to avoid in Cambridge and […]

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Foodbank use in Cambridge up 127% since 2015

Cambridge City Foodbank has revealed a significant long-term increase in the number of people accessing its foodbanks. While the population of Cambridge and its surrounding area has grown by approximately 10% since 2015, there has been a 127% increase in foodbank users during this time. Between April 2020 and March 2021, 10% more people accessed Cambridge […]

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