Cambridge needs your help!
May 18, 2020
We know it’s a challenging time but if you can help, we would be enormously grateful. Cambridge Sustainable Food is coordinating the emergency food provision efforts in the city in partnership with Cambridge Food Poverty Alliance. The Alliance represents 25 organisations working on poverty alleviation in the city.
We are working together to ensure that vulnerable people are fed during the Covid-19 crisis and have developed a three pronged approach:
- A signposting service for people in need of food
- Establishing community food hubs around the city where people at risk of food poverty can access food for free
- A free community meal and shopping delivery service.
There are several ways you may be able to help:
- All emergency efforts require funding. Financial contributions will be put to excellent use supporting people in food poverty. Donations can be given directly here: www.cambridgesustainablefood.org or please contact: email@example.com
- Food. We need ingredients for the community meals and for the city food hubs. Surplus food can be donated here: https://cambridgesustainablefood.org/business-surplus-food-donation
- Toiletries. Not as essential as food, but for some who are really struggling it can be one of the things people go without. These can be included in food deliveries to families most in need. To donate toiletries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Volunteers for delivery. Deliver parcels to people’s homes or transport food to where it’s needed. To volunteer please contact: Alex.Collis@cambridge.gov.uk or email@example.com
- Food prep and deliveries. Experienced Chefs, food preppers, washer uppers, food sorters, packers and delivery are needed. To volunteer please contact: Alex.Collis@cambridge.gov.uk
- PPE. As we know, this is in short supply. If you can donate PPE please contact: Alex.Collis@cambridge.gov.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sponsor creative packs and provide home based activities to families.We want to produce and deliver creative packs to vulnerable families who do not have (or have very limited) access to the internet. We are also looking for supplies of pencils, note pads, erasers and colouring pencils to go in the packs. Please contact: Akua.Obeng-Frimpong@cambridge.gov.uk