Easter Holiday closure dates

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

About Us

CEF provides food parcels to those in Oxford who are experiencing food poverty.

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Food is donated in shops, churches and other locations, including direct to our warehouse. From these donations, food parcels are prepared for individuals, couples and families.

Those who require food need to be referred by a recognised agency, e.g., GPs, Health visitors, CAB, clergy, Community Workers etc – any professionals who are likely to come into contact with people in real need.

CEF’s aim is to help people through a time of crisis, so during this period, people can be referred 5 times without any questions asked. If the need continues, a discussion will be held between the referrer and CEF to try and come up with a workable solution.

Note: We are only able to help those who have access to cooking facilities.

Food parcels are distributed at our three CEF Cafés:

The Barton Community Church, Barton Neighbourhood Centre, Underhill Circus Barton OX3 9LS on a Monday and Wednesday between 12 noon and 2 pm;
St Francis Church, Hollow Way OX3 7JP on a Tuesday and Friday between 12 noon and 2 pm and The Baptist Church, Chapel Lane, Littlemore, OX4 4QB on Thursday 10 am to 11.30 am.


Our Trustees:

Judi Banks

Michael Crofton Briggs

Rebecca Ekins

Clare Hayns

Claire Lewis

Jane Martineau

Adrian Donald White

Privacy Policy

You can download a pdf of our Privacy Policy here.


Complaints Procedure

You can download a pdf of our Complaints Procedure here.


Financial Information

View the CEF page on the Charity Commission website.


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