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.
We are proud that we have maintained an excellent service and have fed over 3,500 Oxford families and well over 5,500 individuals since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Once again, CEF founder Jane, her husband Tom and their dog Moses are undertaking a sponsored walk to raise vital funds for CEF. Read all about it here.
BBC Radio 4
Jane Benyon and the work of CEF were featured on Radio 4's PM programme, looking at how CEF is responding to the lockdown. You can listen to it here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p086klpr
Radio Oxford Interview
Here is an interview with Jane Benyon, CEF founder, that appeared on Radio Oxford in summer 2012:
"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”
Please contact Jane Benyon