Now that lockdown and restrictions are being removed we will start to collect food and support foodbanks on behalf of various local foodbanks. We are re-instating the collections.
Food can now be donated at the CFU outlet on matchdays before the match.
If you would prefer not to bring items to the ground on match days this doesn't mean we can't find alternatives way of helping. We all probably have food that is surplus and sitting in cupboards doing nothing and more likely to be thrown away than used.
We have also donating items to the C3 Church which is local to ground based on Brooks Road on the roundabout by Sainsbury. Food can be donated to the Coldhams Coffee, C3 Centre, between 10am and 4pm Tuesday-Friday.
There are no rules as such, they can take non perishable items and will allow them to sit before redistribution for any virus contamination.
If there is anyone who works in the fresh world of food or knows someone who the foodbank have the facilities to take surplus fresh food, cook and then distributed.
The organisation has distributed over 100,000 meals to highlight how important their work is.
Any donations would be amazing and very welcome by them
Please check with the foodbank their opening times during the current lockdown
Phone: 01223 844415
If you would prefer to deliver to another location below are some of alternative foodbanks locally
Cambridge City Foodbank
2 Orwell House
Phone: 07772 538628
Donate money here https://cambridgecity.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-funds/
10 Chapel Street
Phone: 01353 468626
Donate money here https://localgiving.org/charity/elyfoodbank/
St Ives Foodbank
There are also various Trussell foodbanks in the local area for example Royston, Saffron Walden, St Neots and Haverhill where food can be donated. For more information visit the Trussell Trust.
Thousands of Premiership supporters recently donated money to their local foodbanks instead of paying for access to see their teams play over the Premier League's opening pay-per-view weekend. That weekend foodbanks in the North East and North West reported record donations to their crowdfunder pages. It proves what football supporters can do when they come together. If all the local football supporters and teams came together, I am positive we could make a real difference to so many families living locally during a really difficult period so many.