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.
The happy pair are shown below, with a further photograph of David Cairns being filmed for a Meridian News article. The Meridian video itself can be watched on Vimeo by clicking on the ‘Watch on Vimeo’ link at the bottom of this article. OFB feaures from about 50 seconds into the video.
This award recognises David and Robin’s achievements over the past five years in developing an organisation that started off with very modest ambitions, but now supplies nearly £1m worth of free food per year to over 40 local charities.
Whilst being both pleased and honoured to receive this award they wanted to make it clear that they consider it due recognition for the efforts of all those who have been involved in making the Oxford Food Bank what it is today, not least all of the willing volunteers, past and present.