food waste

Millions of tons of perfectly edible food is sent to landfill every year. This comes from all levels of the food industry. 

By working with food manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers the Oxford Food Bank saves up to 10 tons of  good quality fresh food from being thrown away each week.  




Our volunteers work 7 days a week in all weathers.

  Clocking up 15,000 volunteering hours per year.




We save a remarkable range of food from humble potatoes to exotic fruits, from white sliced bread to fancy cakes!





Our daily deliveries ensure that all this surplus food gets to charities and community groups, most of whom are cooking meals for others – e.g. the homeless, elderly, children, refugees, families on low incomes.