The Cambridge Food Bank offers food and support to people and community groups in need within Cambridge and North Dumfries.
Beginning before birth and continuing throughout an individual’s life, poverty and food insecurity, significantly impacts health. Families living on a low income are often not able to afford fresh food, like fruit and vegetables, which play a key role in maintaining good health. As a result, many low income families have to rely on food that is inexpensive and filling, rather than food that is high in nutrients. With this in mind, it is our goal to increase access to fresh and nutritious food.
Social isolation impacts both physical and mental health, can increase both the aging process and reduce quality of life. Seeing people holistically, we offer a broad range of nutrition and wellness programming for the whole family. A weekly community meal uses food to bring people together, fostering independence through interdependence. Our community kitchen and wellness hub are places of welcome that support people to share skills and knowledge while developing social connections and relationships of trust. While food is at the heart of what we do- we are distinctly “more than a food bank”
The way we treat the earth today will affect the lives of generations to come. The Cambridge Food Bank is committed to caring for our environment, this includes diverting good food from the landfill through food rescue efforts as well partnering with local farmers, gardeners, and land stewards. In partnership with community groups, the Cambridge Food Bank grows more than 10,000 pounds of organic produce that is shared amoungst those who are experiencing food insecurity. Locally grown food helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contributes to reducing our carbon footprint.