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:
The Cambridge Food Poverty Alliance has been formed to bring together key organisations working to tackle and alleviate the causes of food poverty in Cambridge. This alliance has been formed with a view to develop an evidence-based approach to form a Food Poverty Action Plan.
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.