Cambridge City Foodbank is calling for donations as the countdown to the summer holidays begins. Many households struggle to feed the whole family three meals a day when schools close, so it’s a busy time for the food bank, but also a time of year when donations fall to the lowest level.
The team has come up with a list of 16 items for people to collect on a one-a-day basis from 5 to 20 July, to be put into a strong shopping bag. Then, on 21 and 23 July the food bank warehouse opens to receive the items from 2pm to 7pm.
The list is: rice pudding, custard, tinned tomatoes, tinned potatoes, UTC milk, tea bags, coffee, fruit juice, tinned fruit, pasta sauce, pasta sauce mix, noodles, pulses (not baked beans), cooking oil, tinned meat and tinned veg.
Don’t worry if you don’t get all the items; all donations are gratefully received and much needed. The warehouse is at Orwell House, Orwell Furlong, Cambridge.