Food Poverty Advice and Information

If you or someone you know if struggling to buy food, the following organisations might be able to help:


Advice Agencies

The first point of contact should be Cambridge Citizens Advice. They can help and advise you on a range of financial issues, including debt management, issues with benefits and budgeting. They can also refer you to a food bank.

You can access advice online or drop in Monday to Thursday, 9.15am-12.45am, or Friday 9.15am to 12 noon. You can also call 0344 848 979 Monday to Friday to speak to someone on AdviceLine.

Here is a Universal Credit guide for Cambridge. 


Food Banks

To access the food bank, you need a referral from an agency. 

This may be through Cambridge Citizen’s Advice, a child’s centre, a health visitor or many others. For help getting a referral from the most appropriate agency, click here


Cambridge Local Assistance Scheme (CLAS)

If you live in Cambridgeshire, and are eligible, CLAS can provide information, advice and one off practical support and assistance in times of exceptional pressure. Following an assessment, you may be eligible for a CLAS award.