Emergency food phone line: 01223 967426

Coronavirus - COVID-19

Emergency Food Response in Cambridge

If you are facing financial difficulties due to Coronavirus and are unable to pay for food or other necessities, help is available from Cambridge Foodbank or Cambridge Sustainable Food.

Go to the Gov.uk website for information about Coronavirus (COVID-19): free school meals guidance for schools.


Cambridge Sustainable Food

Emergency food phone line: 01223 967426

The Cambridge Sustainable Food Covid-19 Alliance page has details of Community Food Hubs (providing free food to those in need), foodbanks, other food provision services and resources available in Cambridge during Covid-19. You can complete a Covid-19 Assitance form online.

Go to the Cambridge Sustainable Food website for updates on Covid-19: Food resources and information.


Cambridge City Foodbank

Cambridge City Foodbank
Cambridge City Foodbank

Visit the Cambridge City Foodbank website for more information including the locations and opening times of the distribution centres. The distribution centres are:

  • St Paul's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge
  • Cambourne Distribution Centre
  • Church of the Good Shepherd, Mansel Way, Arbury
  • C3 Centre, Coldhams Lane, Cambridge
  • Chesterton Methodist Church, Ashfield Road, Chesterton
  • Christ Church Trumpington Church Centre, Alpha Terrace, Trumpington.

Please note: Opening times may change, so always check the website beforehand.

Foodbank vouchers

Everyone who goes to a foodbank distribution centre for emergency food needs to have a valid foodbank voucher. If you need a Foodbank Voucher, you can:

We can only do text referrals which do not involve us having to print a paper voucher.


Find out more about using a food bank on the national Citizens Advice website.