Oxford Food Bank
The Big Feastival is delighted to be working with The Oxford Food Bank once again to help prevent food waste at the festival.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING INFO WAS RELEVANT TO THE BIG FEASTIVAL 2018.
CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE BIG FEASTIVAL 2019 INFO.
The Oxford Food Bank was set up 9 years ago to reduce food waste in the Oxfordshire area. Following rapid growth, 3 employees manage over 100 volunteers on daily shifts from the base. Every year, about 450 tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables from wholesalers and supermarkets, which would otherwise go to waste, is distributed to over 90 registered charities who run community kitchens and support vulnerable people including: homeless shelters, children’s groups, mental health centres, refugee & asylum seekers, day centres and youth groups.
No one pays for the food and no suppliers are paid. The Oxford Food Bank is self-funded. Providing this quality ‘waste’ food allows charities to reduce their costs and concentrate on their main aims.
The Oxford Food Bank will be on site at the Big Feastival for the 3rd year running, collecting any surplus fruit, vegetables, drinks, dairy and bakery products from participating traders and feature areas run by the festival team.