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Welcoming our new Signposting Coordinator

This month, we spoke to Lindsey O’Donnell 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 […]

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Spotlight on Church of Good Shepherd

For our July volunteer spotlight, we have been speaking with Jen Waterfield, 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 […]

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Spotlight on Chesterton

For this month’s volunteer spotlight, we headed (virtually) to our Chesterton centre to speak with Jean Goodrick, who has been volunteering for six years, and Helen Johnson, 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 […]

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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 Marston, who has been part of our driving team since the start of the pandemic, explains which road to avoid in Cambridge […]

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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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