A wide variety of community food projects take place in Cambridge and its surrounding area. These range from Growing Projects such as learning to grow your own veg, Food Waste projects which tackle the community’s surplus of food and Food Provision projects which make nutritious food available to all members of the community. Have a look at which are close to you on our Community Food Map. Find out more about the projects on offer below:
There are many opportunities in and around Cambridge to get hands-on with the production of fresh food, through volunteering at community allotments and orchards, often rewarded with the grown produce itself.
These aim to help those for whom access to food can be challenging for a wealth of reasons, so working towards food equity across Cambridge.
These projects help to highlight the unnecessarily large amounts of food that are thrown away regularly, and propose some innovative and enjoyable solutions to counter this problem.
We run a number of free cookery workshops in various parts of the city, funded by Cambridge City Council. Where these are open to the public, we advertise in the local area, but sometimes these are closed groups, with participants recruited by the Council workers and by Children’s Centres.