Easter Holiday closure dates

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

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If you find yourself in a position where you are finding it difficult to feed yourself or your family, please get in touch with one of the referring agencies below. They will be able to advise you and, once they have talked to you, give you a referral to CEF.

Once you have a referral, you can come along to one of the CEF Cafes to collect your food parcel.

Where to Get Referral

  • All Social services depts.
  • All Health centres/Surgeries
  • Oxford City Council Support workers
  • Thames Valley Police/Probation
  • Housing Associations
  • Charities working with vulnerable people
  • Crisis Teams
  • Children Centres
  • Asylum Welcome/Refugee support groups.
  • Homeless support workers/charities
  • Job Centre plus
  • Employment training schemes
  • Sheltered Housing schemes
  • School Welfare Officers
  • Advice Centres
  • Churches

If you would like to become a referrer, please contact us

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.


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