Easter Holiday closure dates

The Foodbank will be closed on Good Friday (29 March) and Easter Monday (1 April).

Welcome to Oxford Community Emergency Foodbank.

We are an independent charity that aims to help people in Oxford or the surrounding area who are suffering from financial hardship and finding it difficult to provide food for themselves, their family or dependants. We are here to help through the provision of food at our three local cafes around the city.


  • "As always, you provide an essential and an amazing service. I am truly humbled by your kindness and charity.

    Brilliant help and wonderful welcome"

  • "Thank you for being so friendly, warm hearted and welcoming. Lovely to be greeted by a lovely smile when I am going through a tough a time.

    You do a marvellous job. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, wonderful people"

  • "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.

    Thank you for helping me. xxxx from Syria."

  • "Friendly and welcoming. Explained the service well and with a smile. You do amazing work, keep it up"

“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” 

2 Corinthians 8:14

CEF provides food parcels to those in Oxford who are experiencing food poverty.
Food is donated in shops, churches and other locations, including direct to our warehouse and is distributed at three CEF Cafés.

Those who require food need to be referred by a recognised agency.

For more details please click here.

Copyright © 2022 The Community Emergency Food Bank - Registered Charity No 1153907

Patrons: The Rt Revd Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford and The Revd Canon Geoff Baylis, Vicar of St James and St Francis Churches, Oxford