Hope Against Poverty Food ProjectsBack to Support
Hope Against Poverty CIC was founded to help people facing hardship and isolation, and operates sustainable food projects in a number of South Cambridgeshire locations with the ambition of creating a hunger-free community.
How to contact
Where to go
Cambourne: The Hub
Duxford: Duxford Community Centre
Fulbourn Health Centre
Linton Village Hall
Cambridge CB21 4JS
Orchard Park: Unwin Square
Cambridge CB4 2AD
Papworth: Car Park Behind Co-op Food
Ermine Street North
Cambridge CB23 3UY
Outside Willingham Sports Pavilion
West Fen Road
Available Throughout South Cambridgeshire District
Hope Against Poverty CIC was founded to provide support for people facing tough times during the pandemic. Since then, working with South Cambridgeshire District Council, it has grown to incorporate a range of services for people in South Cambs.
Cambourne Food Hub:
Combatting both poverty and food waste, the Cambourne Food Hub is open to any resident of South Cambridgeshire who would like to access low/no cost food. As well as distributing surplus food, it sells affordable food and other essentials at very discounted rates.
You don’t need a professional foodbank referral voucher to receive food but you will be asked to fill out a short form to register with the Hub the first time you visit (you can also request this form via email). You will then receive a membership card that enables you to use the Hub. The Cambourne Food Hub is open three days a week (Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11am to 1pm). Anyone can use the Food Hub – you don’t have to be facing financial hardship.
Mobile Food Hubs:
Visiting villages in South Cambs that don’t have a foodbank, community pantry or food project, the mobile food hub provides the same service as Cambourne Food Hub and operates on the same principles. You don’t need a professional foodbank referral voucher to receive food but you will be asked to fill out a short form to register with the Hub the first time you visit or you can request a form via email.
Current locations are (see map for details):
Every Thursday, 11am to 12pm
Every Tuesday, 10.30 to 11.30am
Every Tuesday, 1 to 2pm
Every Wednesday, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Every Monday, 1pm to 2pm
Every Friday, 1pm to 2pm (starting 1 Dec 2023).
The Mobile Food Hub will arrive at each location half an hour before the shop opens and will leave half an hour after the shop closes.
More locations, times and dates to be confirmed – check this webpage for further information.
Emergency Food Parcels:
If you can’t get to a foodbank or to the Cambourne/Mobile Food Hubs and need food urgently, you can contact Hope Against Poverty and they will deliver a food parcel to your door within 48 hours. This service is just for emergencies and can’t be requested regularly.
Christmas Food Hampers:
In December, you can nominate a person or family resident in South Cambs that would benefit from a Christmas Food Hamper by emailing or calling Hope Against Poverty CIC.
This service is free.