Food hub opens with support from local groups
To combat food poverty caused by the coronavirus situation, a food hub opened at St Thomas’ Hall in June with support from St Martin’s Church, Cambridge City Council, and Cambridge Sustainable Food. Run by local volunteers, including local councillor Rosy Moore, the hub receives food from groups across the city, such as FairShare, CoFarm, The Prospects Trust, as well as from generous donations from local residents. The hub aims to support local people who find themselves in need by sharing out surplus food and consequently, also helps prevent good food from going to waste – as well as helping build community and beat loneliness. So far, over 500 bags of food have been given out and over 50 households helped by our dedicated team of volunteers.
The hub, which is open on Thursdays from 4pm to 5.30pm, has funding from the city council to keep going until at least March. Do come along if you find yourself in need or have anything you’d like to donate!