If you are are interested in any of the following:
- Redistribution instead of waste
- Supporting your local community
- Becoming part of a growing green community
- Sharing your talents
You can get involved in a number of different ways:
Help us to keep going
If you can give any financial support it would be fantastic – we rely on grants and donations to cover our running costs. Personal donations are welcome, or alternatively you could help us to organise fundraising events.
We are always in need of new drivers and helpers. We run 7 days a week all year round. You can help as frequently or as infrequently as you like - we are very flexible!
Become a driver or helper
From Monday to Saturday there are three runs each day, all taking around 2-3 hours. The early morning run starts at 9:00am and delivers to about 10 community groups. The mid-morning run starts at 11:00am and combines picking up food from several retailers with delivery to three city centre charities. The afternoon run starts at 1:00pm, picks up food from a food retailer, and sorts the food into crates in preparation for the morning runs. On Saturdays there are two runs at 08:30am and 12:00 noon, and on Sunday a single run at 09:30am. Drivers must be over 25 years old. Helpers are particularly needed when the universities are not in session.
Food for thought!
If you know of any other suppliers or people who might be able to donate food, then please let us know. We are working with the Botanical Gardens in Oxford and have been talking to allotment associations but if you have any more ideas, please let us know.
Do your bit!
You could also help us to raise awareness about the social and environmental implications of food waste within your social network. Tell your friends, colleagues, schools, colleges – in other words tell everyone you know! If you would like to organise a speaker-event in your community about food waste and the Oxford Food Bank, get in touch and we will be delighted to help!
Lobby your local supermarket – all supermarkets dispose of perfectly edible food, and we can put it to good use. Supermarkets like to make their customers happy so tell them what you want to see done with their unsold food.