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TAC kayak the Thames for the Oxford Food Bank

The The Athlete Centre Oxford assembled a team of 8 people who embarked on a 4-day trip from Lechlade to St Katherine Docks in London. They left Lechlade on 2nd May. The trip took 4 long days and the team covered over 150 miles, with the group actively kayaking for over 10 hours each day. …

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OFB on the front page of the Guardian

In a front page article in the Guardian on Monday May 20 Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the UK government of breaching its international duty to keep people from hunger by pursuing “cruel and harmful polices” with no regard for the impact on children living in poverty. Volunteers and staff at schools in Oxford …

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John, Geoff and Brian complete Bike Oxford

With 25 years of OFB volunteering between them and a collective age of 206 (we may need to check this!) we’re very proud to announce that John, Geoff and Brian completed their 25-mile circuit in Bike Oxford on Sunday 19th May. Incredible effort guys! They would like to thank everyone, friends, family and other OFB …

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Prince Harry visits the Barton Neighbourhood Centre

A fantastic day for the OFB today at Barton Neighbourhood Centre on Tuesday 14 May and so thrilling for the Barton community! Huge thanks and admiration to Sue, Mandy, Sharon and their team – they’ve been planning this day for a year.  Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, talked to every single one of us there. …

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Bread-based beer brewed to raise money for Oxford Food Bank

Tap Social Movement has teamed up with us and Toast Ale to raise awareness of food waste, food poverty and offender rehabilitation. On Thursday 7th February 2019 we  all got together to break up 140kg of surplus bread which went straight into vats to start the brewing process. The ale will be launched at a special …

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OFB supported by Oxford United and Sunderland AFC

We were so touched by the overwhelming kindness shown by Oxford United Official and Sunderland AFC fans and staff on Saturday 9th February. They donated £1,500 and half a ton of food. All made possible by the awesome OUFC management team and OXVOX – Oxford United’s Independent Supporters’ Trust. From the Oxford Mail: “OXFORD United fans have …

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QAVS

The Lord Lieutenant, Tim  Stephenson, came to the base on Friday 26th October 2018 to award the Oxford Food Bank the Queens Award for Voluntary Services.  A fine acceptance speech from volunteer Malcolm Hope before an assembled throng of 50 volunteers, wonderful cakes from Happy Cakes and best cucumber sandwiches from trustee Deborah Lewis. A …

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Beet the Waste

Beet the Waste takes over the Curtis Industrial Estate between Tap Social Movement and the Oxford Food Bank with food prepared by Sandra and Marie of Waste2Taste. Organised each September by Low Carbon West Oxford it’s a magnificent showcase for sustainable organisations in the locality. We throw open our doors for the day so anyone can …

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Cowley Road Carnival

Volunteers at a sunny Cowley Road Carnival, July 2018. One of the many events we go to throughout the summer months to help spread the word about food surplus and what we do to help reduce food waste in Oxfordshire and support other charities.