Coronavirus - Cambridge Foodbank Centres and temporary closures

Cambridge and District Citizens Advice have been informed that, due to the Coronavirus crisis, some changes are being made to the local foodbank operation. Please read this message if this affects you and your family.

The following centres will be KEPT OPEN:

  • 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)

The following centres will CLOSE from Monday 23rd March.

  • Chesterton Methodist Church (CLOSED)
  • OLEM Catholic Church (CLOSED)
  • Alpha Terrace, Trumpington (CLOSED)
  • Waterbeach Baptist (CLOSED)

Clients should be aware of this when vouchers are issued as the address of all centres may be printed on the back of the voucher.

The Foodbanks expect additional demand during the coming months. They will continue to provide food for those in financial hardship but, if people have enough money and are self-isolating, they cannot provide food.

Procedures at the centres will be changed to minimise personal contact. This means they will be unable to offer the usual hospitality (tea, coffee etc.). Changes are intended to enable them to provide a service throughout the coming weeks and months. There is no need to come at the beginning of the sessions or to worry about them running out.