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SainsHead1 Boost for Oxford Food Bank with Headington supermarket donation. A Headington supermarket has given a generous boost to Oxford Food Bank. The Sainsbury’s Local store at London Road has become one of the latest to sign up to donate food ….. read more
Grundon Euro-6 DAF LF 220 FA 4 - small Grundon continues to support OFB in 2017 – ‘Waste firm Grundon backs work of Oxford Food Bank.’Food bank bosses in Oxford have welcomed the backing of a waste management firm to help them to reduce food poverty in the city….. read more
Lara3 OFB Christmas Day Lunch. Many of OFB’s clients close over Christmas, but supermarkets have more waste than ever. A group of OFB volunteers decided to do something about that…. read more
bbc-the-big-food-rescue-website-small17965 The Big Food Rescue – OFB on the BBC. Over the past two months there have been BBC cameramen in and out of the OFB base, following our volunteers out on the road as they visit OFB suppliers and charities. Here is the end result….. read more
gousto-1-website-small9003 Cheque out our donation from Gousto! Following on from our recent article about Gousto supporting the Oxford Food Bank during their September launch period in Oxford here are the results….. read more
gousto-botley-website-small Gousto and OFB – a recipe for success. During September.OFB is benefitting from a helping hand in the shape of Gousto. If you live in Oxfordshire you may well already know about Gousto as they have distributed brochures to virtually every household throughout the county in the past month as part of their launch here….. read more
amey volunteers website small [880375] A summer ‘spring clean’ with Amey. At the Oxford Food Bank base we are proud of the fact that our volunteers do a great job cleaning and tidying up every day…. read more
 Nick with Pack for Good photo - website small  Oxford Brookes Pack for Good Campaign 2016. In 2015 Oxford Brookes approached the Oxford Food Bank with a view to partnering a campaign by the British Heart Foundation, called Pack for Good…. read more
DSC08003 - website small Posh nosh – black tie event at the Hilton, Park Lane. Since December 2015 waste management company Grundon have been working in partnership with the Oxford Food Bank…. read more
 DSC07997 - website small Little brother is growing up fast! Over the last year the Oxford Food Bank has been involved in a project to set up a similar food bank operating in West London called The Felix Project.. read more
townhall small Feeding the Food Bank – charities and organisations rally together to thank Oxford Food Bank.Food and gratitude were the ingredients of a celebratory banquet laid on for the Oxford Food Bank this week….. read more
DSC07317 - website small Making a Mela out of nothing (and other fun events).The first main fundraising and public awareness event of the year for OFB took place on May 21st when our bandwagon trundled along to the Oxford Mela at the new Rose Hill Community Centre………  read more
Oxford Mail photo April 30 2016 - website small The Oxford Food Bank appeals for £70,000 worth of funding to keep it flourishing on seventh anniversary. A food bank that has served thousands of people in the county could be forced to scale back its operations if it is unable to raise vital funds………. read more
Grundon presentation to Oxford Food Bank - website small Grundon announces new partnership with OFB. Grundon Waste Management has announced an ongoing fundraising and volunteering partnership with Oxford Food Bank throughout 2016. It follows the success of its Festive Food Share campaign, which raised more than £3,000 for the charity ……… read more
DSC06519 Neil Grundon & David Kay - website small Grundon Festive Food Share campaign. Grundon Waste Management has teamed up with the Oxford Food Bank to launch a Festive Food Share campaign throughout December 2015……… read more
 DSC06478 - website small Farewell and huge thanks to Nominet. Over the past two years the Charity Action Group at internet registration company Nominet has raised funds for OFB through an amazing variety of activities involving many of their staff……..read more
 Carillion - web small Carillion van of cans!Tuesday 22 September 2015. We sometimes get a pleasant surprise when somebody drops in to our base with some food they want to donate. Maybe excess apples from their garden or a few marrows from an allotment. On this particular occasion we were treated to a bigger surprise than usual…….. read more
 ??????????????????????????????? Binsey in the sun. For the last summer fundraising event of the year we were lucky to enjoy blazing sunshine as Binsey residents put on their traditional annual fete…….. read more
??????????????????????????????? Hello Oxford! Every year Oxford Food Bank volunteers venture out to meet the people of Oxford and surrounding areas at a series of community events, and this year has been as busy as ever. August 15th saw us taking part in Elder Stubbs ever popular festival…….. read more
 DSC06325 - website small Nielsen volunteers blitz the OFB base! Thursday 11th June 2015, early morning, and the OFB base was the scene of even more frenzied activity than usual as a group of volunteers from Nielsen (the leading global information and measurement company based in Headington) joined us to help out for the day…….. read more
Agrivert article group photo 13foodbank_jpg-pwrt2 - Copy Food bank has found green answer to a rotten question. Oxford Mail 18th March 2015.  WHAT can you do with half a tonne of food that’s gone off ? For Oxford Food Bank, which often receives a lot of donations it simply cannot use, it’s a serious question. But now organic recycling company Agrivert has agreed to take the banks’ waste off its hands – free of charge – and convert it into electricity and fertiliser. A half tonne of spoiled food is now being recycled every week through the partnership, which has been running for a month…….. read more
DSC04059 - small Visitors from Denmark! News about how good the Oxford Food Bank really is continues to spread around the globe. February 25th 2015 and we were joined at the OFB base by Thomas and Stine (shown above with OFB Chair David Cairns) who had just flown in from Copenhagen ……. read more
OCVA small website OCVA Awards – 4th February 2015. Oxford Town Hall was the place to be seen for all voluntary workers as the annual OCVA Awards got under way amidst a hubbub of anticipation. Each year a selection of individual volunteers and charitable organisations from around Oxfordshire are highlighted for their achievements and this time around the Oxford Food Bank had been shortlisted for 2 awards……. read more
 2014.12.22 Oxford Times article photo - website small Teenagers team up to hand out Christmas hampers. News of a joint Oxford Food Bank and Leys Community Development Initiative Christmas hamper project from the Oxford Mail on 22nd December 2014. Those in need of Christmas cheer are being helped by the young people of Blackbird Leys……. read more
Parliamentary inquiry - feeding Britain - website small Parliamentary inquiry into hunger in the UK. After many months of taking evidence and drawing together their conclusions December 2014 finally saw the results of a an All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into hunger in the UK…… read more
Logo for website News page - mini Oxford Foodbank is 5 years old …. read more in the Oxford Times article of 27 November 2014.
??????????????????????????????? OFB Open Day as part of the Oxford Pumpkin Festival. November 1st 2014 was another special day for OFB as we opened our doors to the public as part of the Oxford Pumpkin Festival……..read more
DSC03488 - small OFB on the BBC! OFB was featured in a lengthy news item on the BBC local news at 6.30pm on Wednesday 29th October.Pictured here is OFB Trustee Robin Aitken at the OFB base being filmed by the BBCs roving reporter…….read more
DSC03459 - small Ceilidh mayhem! On October 11th over one hundred OFB volunteers, trustees and assorted other supporters gathered at the Kings Centre in Osney for a night of food and frolicking in aid of our charity…….read more
???????????????????? A sunny end to summer fundraising. As the summer fundraising season drew to a close we enjoyed two successful events in September when Oxford Food Bank volunteers attended both Binsey and Botley fetes…….read more
 Nominet Paris bike ride - Julie - website - smallSarah swim 2 - website small Swimming and cycling for OFB – nearly £3,000 raised!A big, big thank you to our friends from Nominet and to OFB volunteer Sarah Verny Caird who helped raise nearly £3,000 for Oxford Food Bank between them through sponsored events that they participated in during July…… read more
2014 Cowley Road IMG_2324 - website small Summer fundraisers – to Cowley Road and beyond Our ever busy volunteers have been seen out and about recently in several locations manning the Oxford Food Bank stall at various events …..read more
DSC_0420 - website small MBE honours for both of OFB’s founding Directors In the Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced on June 13th OFB’s founding Directors, David Cairns and Robin Aitken, were both awarded MBEs for Services to the Vulnerable ……. read more
DSC02030 - website small Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, drops in for a chat Following her recent visit to the base, local MP Nicola Blackwood brought OFB to the attention of the Cabinet Office, and only six days later on June 12th another visitor arrived in the shape of Francis Maude, the Minister for the Cabinet Office ….. read more
 Jess video still How to raise £306 for OFB - hold a picnic charity gig! Teenagers these days don’t seem to be very good at upholding the traditional image of mumbling, moody and antisocial layabouts, luckily for us. Jess Lee, a local A level student is a good example of the caring, sharing and responsible teenager of today …. read more
DSC02008 - website small Local MP Nicola Blackwood visits the base The latest VIP to visit the Oxford Food Bank base was local MP Nicola Blackwood who dropped in on June 6th. Nicola has shown an interest in the OFB operations since we moved into her constituency in 2012 and was keen to get an update on how things had been going recently …….. read more
DSC02014 - website small A big thumbs up from the food safety inspectors! On May 21st 2014 there was an atmosphere of mildly nervous anticipation as Oxford Food Bank’s Food Hygiene Controller, David Kay awaited the arrival of an inspector from the Vale of White Horse District Council’s Food and Safety Department ….. read more
DSC00990 - website - small A visit from the Countess of Wessex (celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Oxford Food Bank)..On the 13th February 2014 the unlikely sight of a convoy of cars conveying Her Royal Highness Sophie Countess of Wessex could be spotted driving into the depths of Curtis Yard to visit the Oxford Food Bank base ……. read more
DSC02023 - website small Another hard worker joins the team – Mr Ford Transit The Oxford Food Bank team gets through a lot of work on an average day, and that includes our small fleet of vans. Despite suffering a fair amount of accidental abuse from our volunteers they never complain, rarely pull a ‘sickie’ and their attitude can accurately be described as driven … read more
3Z1A7627 nominet visit - website small Nominet CEO Lesley Cowley visits the base 28th November 2013.Nominet – the Oxford-based company which controls the UK registration of internet domain names – has chosen the Oxford Food Bank as its charity partner for the next two years. It means that all the money the company raises through its regular charity fund-raising events will be given to the Food Bank ….. read more