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Welcome to Oxford CEF

CEF stands for Community Emergency Foodbank

Why do we need a Food Bank?

Despite our Welfare system in this country many thousands of people still go hungry through debt, sickness, sudden job loss, addiction, marriage breakdown, or simply delays in receiving benefit.

A number of similar projects which have started up in cities all over the country have been amazed to discover this well hidden poverty right in their midst.

In 2016 CEF fed 1483 adults and 868 kids, that's 2,351 people in total.

Good Friday Opening

CEF will be open as usual on Good Friday, 14th April 2017.

Jane's Walk 2016

Once again CEF Founder Jane Benyon completed a sponsored walk and raised over £4,000 for CEF. This time she walked from Hay-0n-Wye to Ipswich, which is a 220-mile trip. Read her walking blog, find out how you can still sponsor her and read more details here.

Radio Oxford Interview

Here is an interview with Jane Benyon, CEF founder, that appeared on Radio Oxford in summer 2012:

From our feedback box:

Friendly and welcoming. Explained the service well and with a smile. You do amazing work, keep it up
Thank you for everything you do it really does help alot. I'm glad there are people still like you about. Thank you so much.


"At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. Then there will be equality”

St Paul,
2nd letter to the Corinthians



Please contact Jane Benyon
The Community Emergency Food Bank - Registered Charity No 1153907

Supported by


Johnny Oxford - trade show magician
London magician Johnny Oxford