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 event on March 8th.

Tap Social’s director Tess Taylor said: “Our collaboration beer will be brewed at our brewery here in Oxford, using surplus bread collected by the Oxford Food Bank, with profits from the brew being donated back to them as well. It’s a fantastic opportunity for like-minded breweries to come together.”

Find out all about it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prWcT_3VQZ0&feature=share

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 been praised for their generosity after a food bank collection was hailed as a big success. Supporters descended on the game with Sunderland at the weekend clutching tins and dried goods to donate to those in need. Organisers said a ‘huge’ amount of food had been donated, breaking expectations.

More than £1,000 was also raised in cash to support the work of the charity which provides food to 80 groups and organisations. Organisers OxVox thanked the club’s ‘wonderful supporters’ for embracing the initiative.”

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 very special day for everyone.

 

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 see the mountains of surplus fruit and veg, plus talk to our volunteers about what they do and why they do it!

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.