There are lots of food resources around Cambridge for those in need. Many of them can be found on our new Community Food Map. For those without a fixed location, we have provided summaries and links here. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please do get in touch.
Food banks – visit the Cambridge City Foodbank website or our Community Food Map to learn more about Cambridge’s food banks. Please be advised everyone who comes to a Foodbank Distribution Centre for emergency food needs to have a valid foodbank voucher, given by referral agencies such as Citizens Advice, children’s centres, and health visitors – find out more.
Healthy Start is a UK-wide government scheme to improve the health of low-income pregnant women and families on benefits and tax credits. Vouchers, posted every four weeks, can be spent on milk and fruit and veg in a variety of local shops and supermarkets. Find out more and look into applying here.
Free School Meals may be available for your family depending on your income situation – see if you are eligible on the government website. Currently, all children from Reception to Year 2 are automatically eligible for free school meals as well.
Holiday Lunches – during the school holidays, meals may be available for those children (and their parents) who are normally eligible for free school meals. as well as potentially those not normally eligible. Visit the Cambs Holiday Lunches website or our Community Food Map for more.
Lunch Clubs – there are a large number of lunch clubs aimed at older people in and around Cambridge. Visit the Cambs Celebrates Age website and our Community Food Map for more.
CAMMS Meals on Wheels offers a cheap meal delivery service to many locations around Cambridge, for the elderly, infirm or those temporarily unable to cook meals for themselves. Visit their website for more information.
For the Disabled/Housebound
CAMMS Meals on Wheels – see above.