Cherwell Community Larder is an emergency larder supported by SOFEA and FareShare. We are part of the COVID response in Cherwell supported by our local council: http://www.kidlington-pc.gov.uk/Covid19_HELP__30728.aspx
URGENT APPEAL: Support the Cherwell Larder and sponsor a local family
From 1 September the Larder is changing. Our suppliers require families to pay an initial membership fee as well as small weekly subscription fees in order to receive food parcels. For each family, membership can mean up to £500 annual savings estimated at £10 per week. Still, over half of our families have told us they are not able to cover these costs.
Cherwell Larder is seeking sponsors to help our families in need. Our sponsorship plans start at £5. For £5 you can provide a weekly food parcel, a supplemental pantry box full of essentials like rice, beans, and tinned fish, and household products requested by our families. For £10 you can provide all of that plus some chilled items such as yogurt, bread, eggs, and other proteins. There is no minimum time commitment: you can be a hero for a week, for a month, or for a year.
Please contact us at [email redacted] if you are interested in hearing more about sponsoring a family, or just donate below...
We provide weekly food parcels to households in need in our community. We are now providing 140 parcels a week.
In addition to our regular food parcels, our users need:
special dietary items (gluten free, diabetic, pre-made)
for some families we have also supplied appliances, furniture and clothing.
Our families have lost wages or been furloughed, and many are still shielding due to vulnerabilities.
Any money you give will be used to maintain the larder services directly. Whenever possible we do ask businesses to donate items but we have regular costs associated with running the larder like packing materials and other overhead.
Please give what you can to help your community through this lockdown.
If you or anyone you know needs these services in Cherwell please have them fill in this form: https://forms.gle/89qBzMHUhQ7Lw4Ko8
- Mina Gera
- Les Dent
- Nancy Appleby