Foodbank and Community Pop-up Shop

The Foodbank @ Newmarket Open Door

We are a member of IFAN, Independent Food Aid Network, whose vision is of a country which doesn’t need emergency food aid and in which good food is accessible to all.

Newmarket Foodbank

The Racing Centre, Fred Archer Way, Newmarket, CB8 8NT

To contact The Foodbank call (01638) 561711 during opening hours or leave a message on the voicemail.

Alternatively, email:

Mon – Closed
Tue – 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Wed – Closed
Thu – 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Fri – 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sat – Closed
Sun – Closed

We recommend you get a referral from one of our referring agencies, but in an extreme emergency you can self refer by emailing: or giving us a call.

  • Citizens Advice
  • Job Centre
  • GP Surgery
  • Social Services
  • West Suffolk Council
  • East Cambridgeshire District Council
  • COVID Community Helpline (01638 667227 or 0800 876 69926)
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse Services

As the store is only small, a very limited number of people can visit at a time. We ask you to call using the information above in advance to book a slot for your visit.

Community Pop-up Shop


The Community Pop-Up Shop is held every Thursday at 10:30am at the Catholic Church Parish Centre, Exeter Road, Newmarket (next to Waitrose)


Products often available

  • Tinned soups, meat, fish, beans, fruit and vegetables
  • Packet soups, flour, sugar and dried vegetables
  • Jars of gherkins, beetroots, olives
  • Frozen foods including ready meals
  • Fresh fruit, salads and vegetables
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Biscuits, cereal bars, chocolate, sweets and cakes
  • Cooking sauces, tomato sauces, chutney, mayonnaise, salad cream
  • Water, lemonade, squash, cola, juices, milk and other soft drinks
  • Cat and dog foods, tins, pouches, dried foods and litter
  • Soap powder, bleaches, washing up liquid, toilet cleaners, dishwasher tablets and other cleaning products
  • Shampoos, conditioners, toothpastes, soaps, shaving gels and other personal hygiene products
  • Seasonal items such as Easter Eggs and Christmas Puddings
  • Fresh bread, cakes, doughnuts, fruit and vegetables
  • and much more!

Thanks to Our Suppliers!

Tesco & Waitrose Newmarket for their donations of fresh food through Fairshare. Co-op Store, Newmarket and Burwell. J Sainsbury for groceries from their distribution centres. FareShare, supermarkets, wholesalers, caterers, churches and schools (especially at Harvest Festival), sponsors, clubs and other charities.

These wholesalers and retailers donate items for a variety of reasons, of course, the main being to help! Every product is safe for consumption, but may contain past ‘best before end’ dates. Meaning the manufacturer does not guarantee the quality of the product. Other reasons for donations are:

  • Incorrect or changes to packaging
  • Discontinued products
  • Insufficient shelf life for distribution through shops
  • End of trial runs
  • Damage to outer packaging
  • Donations from Shop’n’Share and other public sources
  • Passed Best Before End dates

If you or your organisation or business would like to make a donation, as a one-off or on a regular basis please contact Charles Dore on (01638) 600699 or 07931 864018.

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