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Welcome to Oxford CEF

CEF stands for Community Emergency Foodbank

Christmas and New Year 2021/2

CEF will be closed on Monday 27th Dec and Monday 3rd January.

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.

Jane's Walk

Once again, CEF founder Jane, her husband Tom and their dog Moses have done 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:

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

Supported by


Johnny Oxford - trade show magician
London magician Johnny Oxford