Council grants now available for food banks and community larders 

The voluntary food network – voluntary and community organisations such as food banks, food larders and community fridges for residents – plays a vital role supporting people, but demand for their help has surged as fuel and food costs escalate, particularly for everyday staples.* While demand continues to rise, voluntary food networks are seeing their supplies reduce due to a drop in donations from individuals and companies while also facing rising fuel and food costs themselves.

To help support the voluntary food network SODC is inviting community food groups to apply for a grant of £2,500 for essential supplies.  The grants can be used to help pay for a variety of expenses including food, additional storage and energy bills.

The closing date for applications is midday Wednesday 28 June 2023.

For more information on the grant and details on how to apply go to our South Oxfordshire Food Network Grant Scheme page http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/food-network-grant-scheme/