Letters to parents
For those families who don’t struggle for money, but are having to isolate and funding it hard to get delivery slots - this is a good option
CAMBRIDGE FOOD BANK: UPDATED 02/04/2020
Families can apply for a foodbank voucher on their website if they can’t afford food. They need a mobile phone capable of receiving texts. Their application will be considered and they will be notified whether they are able to issue them with a voucher. You can find the form HERE.
They have started to deliver food parcels for people who can’t get out (please note that the delivery is not running every day of the week)
Please note that from Monday 23rd March:
St Paul’s Church, Hills Road (Monday & Friday)
Church of the Good Shepherd Arbury (Thursday)
Cambourne Old Blue School (Thursday)
C3 Centre, Coldham’s Lane (Friday)
CLOSED: Chesterton Methodist Church, OLEM Catholic Church, Alpha Terrace - Trumpington, Waterbeach Baptist Church.
MUTUAL AID: Local groups are getting organised to help the most vulnerable. Families can ask for help here.
FOOD CYCLE CAMBRIDGE: UPDATED 31/03/2020
They are trialling a new delivery service in Cambridge. If families are interested in receiving a food parcel, they can complete their referral form and if they are able to deliver to them, they will call or text them to confirm. The food parcels will be made up of donated food, which means their contents may vary.
ST GEORGE’S CHURCH, CHESTERTON: UPDATED 07/04/2020
Emergency food hub open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2pm-4pm. Also doing deliveries for people self-isolating and living in postcodes CB4 1 and CB4 2. Visit their Facebook page to find out more or contact them by phone 07908458034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, ARBURY: UPDATED 09/04/2020
From Friday 17th April they will have an emergency food hub open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11am to 1pm. Check their Facebook page for updates.
CAMBRIDGESHIRE LOCAL ASSISTANT SCHEME (CLAS): UPDATED 25/03/2020
Are helping and issuing vouchers for those who don’t have enough money for food, clothing or fuel. You can find more about the eligibility criteria on their website.
CAMBRIDGE ETHNIC COMMUNITY FORUM: UPDATED 02/04/2020
Organising information and resources on CECF Facebook page including important information on COVID-19 in over 20 community languages. They are also giving out Foodbank vouchers.
CAMBRIDGE LOCAL SHOPS: UPDATED 17/03/2020
Running a website with information about:
- local shops offering a delivery service
- activities at home
- delivery companies