Welcome to the Oxford Food Bank website.

Oxford Food Bank is a registered charity with the following aims:

  • To reduce food waste in the Oxford area
  • To reduce food poverty within the local community


Watch our video of last year’s (2017) Christmas Lunch, 500 guests helped us reduce seasonal food waste (and had a wonderful time!)

Oxford Food Bank collects good quality fresh food from local supermarkets and wholesalers and delivers it for free to over 80 registered charities in the Oxford area. For every £1 we receive in donations we deliver around £20 worth of fruit, vegetables, bread and dairy products. That’s currently well over £1 million worth of food a year!

We carry out our operations through a team of dedicated volunteers. Although volunteers help to minimise our costs we are reliant upon the generosity of our food suppliers, and donations from individuals and organisations. Further information about how you can help fund our activities can be found on the  Make a Donation page. Since 2016 OFB has been supported by Grundon in a fundraising and volunteering partnership (see our news article) and we welcome corporate support of all types – see our Support Us page for more details.

Find out more about Oxford Food Bank by watching the video below, or reading our About Us page.

Please note that we do not supply food direct to individuals or families. If you are in a position where you personally need support, but do not have access to food through another charity, then you should contact your local Social Services department. Even food banks which do supply individuals directly, such as the Community Emergency Foodbank (CEF) in Oxford, require them to be referred by Social Services or another agency beforehand.

Video produced by Evans Woolfe Media, wth financial support from Oxfam.

OFB would like to offer many thanks to them both for their generosity and support over the years.