Oxford Food Justice
TSK, 16 Turl St Oxford OX1 3DH Oxfordshire United Kingdom [Map]
UK households waste 25% of all the food they buy, yet four million people in the UK suffer from food poverty. The Oxford Food Justice Group was set up in 2010 to do something about this discrepancy. We have two aims:
- To encourage students to volunteer with The Oxford Food Bank
- To raise awareness of food justice issues across both of the city’s universities
The Food Bank collects good quality unsold food from supermarkets and wholesalers, and redistributes it to local charities. They currently reallocate £4000 worth of food each week, and are looking to expand further. Student volunteers work with another volunteer and a driver from the Food Bank to pick up food, sort it, and deliver it to where it is needed most.
The Food Justice Group meets approximately twice a term to share some (sustainably sourced!) nibbles, a laugh, and our experiences of volunteering. We also put on dinners, talks and events to get people thinking about food ethics.
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved, and you can commit to doing as much or as little as you like. Have a browse around our website, find us on Facebook, and do ping any questions or ideas to email@example.com – we’d love to hear from you!