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Emergency changes to the running of the Community Emergency Foodbank (CEF) - 19 March 2020

CEF Trustees have made essential changes to the running of CEF.

Our clear priority is to maintain the service whilst ensuring the safety of our volunteers and clients of CEF.

Therefore, it was agreed that, for the time being, it was no longer appropriate for people to collect food from our 3 sites at St Francis Church, Holloway; Barton Neighbourhood Centre and Littlemore Baptist Church.

During the COVID 19 Crisis all our referral agencies have been sent an electronic referral link to be completed by them. All food parcels will be delivered direct to people's doors. If any referral agency has not received this link, please contact info@cefoxford.co.uk

From 1st April a delivery service has been set up for all those who have been referred to us. At the moment this is on a Tuesday and Friday morning. All those referred will be contacted by phone prior to a delivery being sent out.

In the meantime we thank our donors for their great loyalty and generosity and our great team of volunteers for their tireless work.

In 2019/20 we distributed over 3000 food parcels and we expect this number will rise during this crisis.

Please note we still need donations of food.

Yours sincerely

Jane Benyon

CEF founder

When did it start ?

The warehouse stocks are maintained through the generous support of church congregations, supermarket donation boxes and business and individual giving.

Unfortunately it is not possible to self-refer.

St Francis Church, Hollow Way

Littlemore Baptist Church

Barton Community Church

This is a Christian project that aims to be non-denominational and to be supported by local churches in the Oxford area.

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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 Commisison website.

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"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

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