Help a Cambridge family in need over the school holidays with a fresh fruit and veg box with added milk and eggs.
Food insecurity is an issue for many families in Cambridge, which is the most unequal cities in the UK*. Covid-19 has led to households struggling with job losses and the impact of furloughing and homeschooling. Anecdotally, there has been a 300% increase in Universal Credit applications in the city. Families who are worried about not having enough food on their plates.
We were overwhelmed by the support of individuals and companies who chose to donate fruit and veg boxes to us from Cambridge Fruit Company during the lockdown. Now we have worked with Neil from Cambridge Fruit Company to create a special Red Hen Box to help families over the school holidays. It contains:
- ⅔ Fruit
- ⅓ Vegetables
The fruit and veg will be child-friendly as most of the families we support have primary school-age children.
“Red Hen have been absolutely brilliant providing us with fruit and veg boxes. My kids love fruit and veg but buying that constantly adds up. It really helped. It took a bit of the strain off.”
We will deliver the box to a family in need via a fully checked Red Hen project worker who will also provide any help, advice and encouragement they need.
Donations to this funding campaign go directly to supplying and delivering Red Hen Boxes so struggling families have one less thing to worry about and providing wider support to help tackle the causes of food poverty.