Access to Healthy Food

Access to healthy food for all city residents is a key aim of Cambridge Sustainable Food. Improving access to affordable healthy food close to where people live is an important step towards combatting hunger, obesity and diet-related ill-health. This includes protecting the high street from being dominated by fast food outlets.

Cambridge-42ed-480x320There are some excellent initiatives in Cambridge that make delicious, nutritious food available to many:

Cambridge City Food Bank provides essential food for local people in crisis at several locations across the city.

Cambridge FoodCycle collects surplus produce from city food retailers and turns it into tasty meals, served every week at three city venues.

Food4Food is a social enterprise, operated by Cambridge charity Wintercomfort for the homeless, that provides outside catering and a cafe. Ingredients come from ethical and sustainable sources.

Cambridge Holiday Lunch Programme provides meals for families during the school breaks, in particular for those normally eligible for free school lunches.


Further information on accessing food can be found in our Community Food Projects section here.