Claire Hughes

SOFEA Community Larder Funding Appeal

Fundraising for SOFEA
raised of £35,000 target
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RCN 1155783
We give opportunities & real possibilities to to young people!


UPDATE: December 2022

We now have 30 Community Larders across Thames Valley and The South Midlands. 

over 3500 members per week attend their local larder. Choose surplus food, and have access to additional services such as debt and employment advice. Wellbeing services and wrap arounds. All designed to improve the health of our communities

Your ongoing support allows us to maintain our larders, provide additional services and further support the wider aims of SOFEA to transform people's lives. 

Take a look at what we do


Did you know that it costs £3 to make, send, and cover staff time for every a single box we send out!!  

For every £3 you can donate, it will ensure we can continue to FEED families and those who are most in need across Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes

In light of the current crisis in relation to the Covid 19 ( Coronavirus) and at a time when the most vulnerable members in the Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes Community require extra support, we are planning to distribute 100s of tonnes of food through local communities.

Food boxes will be distributed through our Community Larder Programme, this is a non means tested programme however a large percentage of members are from low income families. 

We are aware that many families will be facing financial hardship, as hours will be reduced, many  on zero hour contracts etc.  As a result there may be many who will go without food.  We are also aware that many Oxfordshire residents will need to self isolate, and the availability of food across the county will become increasingly strained.

With this in mind we are asking for any donations  to help us keep this supply of food moving

Money will help us with:

Additional Van Hire



Cleaning Materials

Additional Staffing

Please give what you can.

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SOFEA is committed to supporting people to make a deep connection with themselves and their community. We do this by treating all members of our community with equal compassion, respect and accepting them as they are. we refuse to accept any limitation on what they might achieve. We believe in the restorative benefits of education, work and social justice to support people’s innate resilience to achieve growth and their potential as human beings. Our aims are to: - Feed young people with skills and self-esteem - Feed the workforce with skilled and trained people - Feed the most vulnerable members of the community We will do this by: - Always supporting people disadvantaged in the labour market (back) into work by breaking down barriers and allowing individuals to develop their self‐worth and personal determination to succeed - Helping to reduce social costs by our determination and unflinching commitment to support at-risk individuals to re-engage - Assisting employers in our community to find cost-effective ways to recruit the right workers - Helping to feed those in need in our community - Reducing the amount of food being wasted

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £1,139.25 Gift Aid
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