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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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Spotlight on the Office Team

As part of our volunteer spotlight series, this month we are shining a light on our office team and the wonderful work they do in coordinating much of the Foodbank’s core activity. We spoke to long-term volunteer, Joan Monk, who works on the financial side of the office team, about how the pandemic and the […]

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Spotlight on Cambourne

As part of our volunteer spotlight series, profiling our volunteers across Cambridgeshire, this month we spoke to volunteer Becky Johnson from our distribution centre out in Cambourne. Having started volunteering with us in the months following the outbreak of COVID-19, Becky looks forward to a time when volunteers can sit down again and engage in […]

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Spotlight on Alpha Terrace

For this month’s volunteer spotlight, we spoke to Martha French and Sona Maiden about their experiences of volunteering at our Alpha Terrace centre in Trumpington. Martha started volunteering with the Foodbank during the second lockdown in November of last year, while Sona also joined the team in November, having previously volunteered at our distribution centre […]

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Cambridge City Foodbank – COVID-19 Update February 2021

All Cambridge City Foodbank centres are currently open and will continue to operate throughout the ongoing national lockdown. While services are still running, we have moved back to the ways of working that were put in place last March to ensure the safety of our volunteers and clients visiting the Foodbank. Increased distancing measures are […]

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Stories from Fairbite

Established in 2018, Cambridge City Foodbank’s Fairbite shop offers people the opportunity to access a wide selection of foods for a small membership fee. The service is available to local people who are referred by a professional agency, such as a children’s centre or housing association, because they are struggling to afford to buy food […]

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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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