Queen Edith's Community Forum

Donate to the Queen Edith’s Community Food Hub

This page is for food donations. For financial donations, click here.

The Queen Edith’s Community Food Hub is a project first organised by volunteers during the 2020 public health crisis. It’s a facility for anyone in the area who is having difficulty sourcing food, whether for financial, social or physical reasons. Open every Saturday morning at St James Church on Wulfstan Way, the Food Hub depends on the generosity of the local community, and is very happy to receive donations of food.

Drop-off Information

When?

Fridays, 3.00 to 4.30pm

Where?

St James Church, Wulfstan Way CB1 8QJ. Please bring bags to the front entrance. There is plenty of church parking.

What?

The items most in demand are lentils and chickpeas (dried or tinned), long-life milks, tinned meats/ fish, tomato sauce, tinned tomatoes, cooking oil (500 ml preferred; 1 litre max), flour, tinned rice pudding, tinned custard, porridge and breakfast cereals, and tea. We’re also happy to accept other items that meet the requirements below, e.g. baby milk and “treats” like chocolate and sweets, and we love anything fresh from gardens or allotments. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

What we can and can’t accept

We can accept only:

  • Fresh produce of good quality that can last for a few days unrefrigerated (it need not be supermarket “beautiful”)
  • Non-perishable food in original, unopened packaging

Note that the “use by” date must be before or on the date of the forthcoming Saturday’s food hub. We can accept food that has already passed its “best by” date, but please use your discretion based on the type of product and date.

We also welcome donations of:

  • Toiletries, e.g., soap, toothpaste, sanitary products, shampoo
  • Household cleaning supplies

Unfortunately we cannot accept:

  • Items that need refrigeration or freezing
  • Items past their “use by” date
  • Items that have been opened or are not in their original packaging

If you’re shielding and have received a free food box that you can’t use, or it isn’t convenient to drop off your donation, we’d be happy to collect it from you. Please contact Risa Sorkin at hello@queen-ediths.info

We welcome produce from allotment holders. As well as Friday afternoons (see above), we can also receive fresh produce on Saturday mornings from 10am to 10:30am.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

 

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