Cambridge City Food Bank
Feeding people in crisis...
Imagine losing your job, or being too sick to work, or suffering bereavement? Then, imagine not having enough money to even buy food? Who do you turn to? With a 6-8 week delay until benefits arrive, how do you put a hot meal on the table for you and your family?
This is a situation too many people find themselves in. In the last year this is where the Cambridge City Food Bank has provided assistance and helped to restored hope and dignity.
We aim to raise £2000 this Christmas for the Cambridge City Food Bank by asking local businesses to kindly sponsor a door on our online charity advent calendar >
How does it work?
Food, donated by the public, is dated and stored in one of five warehouses. It is then sorted into boxes, each containing enough food for ten meals. Frontend care professionals such as CAB workers, social workers and health visitors issue food vouchers to people in crisis, which can be redeemed at distribution centres. Cambridge City Food Bank also offer support to help those in crisis to help break this poverty cycle.
Who runs CCFB?
The project, run by volunteers, is headed by project manager Ursula Chojnacka and a board of trustees. Collections are made via churches, schools or monthly at supermarkets. It is a simple idea – but it works. In just over one year the Cambridge City Food Bank has helped over 1000 adults & 500 children. It is a collaborative project between three churches in Cambridge and part of a network “seeded” by The Trussell Trust.
If you would like to volunteer or assist in any way visit the Cambridge City Food Bank website for further details.