Abbey People received a grant of £5,500 to help run their Abbey Food Hub for six months, which is an important lifeline for people in Abbey who are facing food insecurity, due to financial or health reasons. A total of 300 households access the Abbey Food Hub’s support. The hub is supported by a community of 58 fantastic volunteers, one of whom appears in the photo.
Abbey People report that Abbey is the most deprived ward in Cambridge, with a 327% increase in benefits claimants from January 2019 to December 2020.
The Food Hub began in response to COVID-19, in March 2020, to support those in the community facing food insecurity during the pandemic. The Food Hub has since continued to be open three times a week, year-round. They provide a community fridge, with food that has been donated or would otherwise go to waste, which is accessible to all members of the community.