Foodbanks and food hubs
On the map below you can see the food hubs and foodbanks in our local area (that we are aware of). Please see the written list below the map to see which foodbanks require a referral.
Where a referral is needed, these can usually be made by Citizens Advice, GPs, faith groups (like churches or mosques), social workers, health visitors, or some Council staff, such as Benefits Assessors. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a referral.
- The locations marked as 'self-referral locations' do not require a referral - you can just visit the hub during the opening hours.
- The locations marked as 'Trussell Trust foodbanks' require a referral. Find out more, including locations and opening hours, by visiting the Trussell Trust website or asking our team.
- There are also a couple of locations marked as 'The Need Project', which also require a referral. Find out more by visiting The Need Project's website.
- To access any of the Mobile Food Hub stops, all you need to do is turn up on the day.
The Mobile Food Hub is a new initiative, funded by South Cambridgeshire District Council and operated by Hope CIC. It will provide both free and below cost food to anyone that requires it. Future regular stops for this will be announced in due course.
The Gamlingay Food Hub is actively working to prevent food waste, and anyone who would like to support efforts to avoid food from going to landfill is welcome to visit.
Further information on specific food hubs can be found on the How Are You South Cambs website.
We advise checking online beforehand as opening times may vary. For self-referral locations, no voucher is required.
If you do not live near a foodbank but are in need of emergency food and cannot travel, please email email@example.com.
Locations and times
Bar Hill Food Hub
Open Monday 10am to 12pm
Bassingbourn Care'n'Share Foodbank
Old School Community Centre
53 High Street
Open Monday 2pm to 4:30pm, Thursday 2pm to 4:30pm and 6pm to 8pm, and Saturday 10am to 12pm
Cambourne Community Food Project
Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11am to 1pm (very low-cost food and emergency provisions)
Duxford Mobile Food Hub
Duxford Community Centre
Open Thursdays, 11:30am to 12:30pm
Fulbourn Mobile Food Hub
7 Haggis Gap
Open Tuesdays, 10:30am to 11:30am
Gamlingay Community Fridge
Almshouse Chapel (opp. Pharmacy)
Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 12pm
Harston Food Hub
Open Wednesday and Saturday, 11.30am to 1pm
Linton Mobile Food Hub
Linton Village Hall
Open Tuesdays, 12pm to 1pm
Melbourn - MACS Foodbank
Vicarage Close Community Hall
Open Monday and Thursday, 10am to 12pm
Meldreth Community Foodbank
21 Elin Way
Open Tuesday, 9am to 12pm
Sustainable Northstowe Community Pantry
Temporary Community Centre
1 The Green
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30am to 4:30pm, and Sunday 10am to 2pm
Orchard Park Mobile Food Hub
Open Wednesdays, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Papworth Mobile Food Hub
Papworth Car Park (behind the Co-op)
Open Mondays, 11:30am to 12:30pm
Royston Evangelical Church Foodbank
Open Wednesday and Saturday, 9am to 11am
Sawston - John Huntingdon's Charity Foodbank
189 High Street
Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm
Willingham Mobile Food Hub
Parking area in front of Willingham Sports Pavilion
West Fen Road
Open Fridays, 1pm to 2pm
Foodbanks - Voucher Required
Waterbeach Baptist Church Foodbank (Trussell Trust)
Open Thursday, 11am to 12pm
Northstowe Foodbank (Trussell Trust)
Northstowe Temporary Community Centre
1 The Green
Open Wednesday, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Cambourne Foodbank (Trussell Trust)
Old Blue School
Open Thursday, 10am to 12pm
Cottenham Baptist Church Foodbank (Trussell Trust)
156-158 High Street
Open Wednesday, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Trumpington Christ Church Centre Foodbank (Trussell Trust)
14 Alpha Terrace
Open Thursday, 2:30pm to 4pm
Reach Resource Centre
Open Monday to Friday, 2pm to 5pm
Gamlingay Food Project (The NEED Project)
Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm
Stotfold Foodbank (The NEED Project)
36 High Street
Open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 12pm
Mobile Food Hub
A new Mobile Food Hub, funded by us and run by not-for-profit organisation, Hope CIC, is being launched to support communities during the cost of living crisis. Fresh produce and essential items, some of which will be free and others at below retail price, will be brought directly to villages around South Cambridgeshire to help people with rising food prices.
More information can be found on Hope CIC's website.