North Oxfordshire Community Foodbank

About Us

Who are we?


The project is an initiative of churches working together in Kidlington, Woodstock, Charlbury and Chipping Norton.  For more about the participating organisations, see here.  We first opened our doors in April 2010 and since then have been able to help many families and individuals in times of hardship.


What do we do?


We offer short-term emergency help to residents of the above village, towns and surrounding communities by providing parcels of non-perishable food to people in crisis who are unable to purchase food for themselves.


How does it work?


Food donated by local schools, churches, groups and individuals  is collected, counted, date checked and stored in our depot.

People in crisis are given a voucher by a statutory or voluntary agency registered with us and can exchange the voucher for a parcel of food at a distribution centre.


Supplies of food are brought to our distribution centres each week - Woodstock, Kidlington or Chipping Norton