Here we go again, Lockdown 2.
What a Year has been for all of us! We are confident we know better this time around and can provide a better
Since April we have been committed to #OX4FREEFOODCREW and have supplied more than 5000 cooked meals to those who need it the most in
This is a form to sign up to receive free hot cooked meals, or for someone else you are
referring to receive meals with OX4 Free Food Crew during the Pandemic. Meals can be picked up from our cafe on Tuesday and Thursday and from Flo's on Wednesday and Saturday. We are a partnership
between Waste2Taste, Ark-T & Flo's - The Place in the Park. Set up in the
Spring to alleviate food poverty for people affected by COVID-19. Our organisations are passionate about ensuring that those most in need at this time can receive the warmth, love and comfort which
comes from healthy home-cooked food. We currently only have the capacity to cover people in the OX4 postcode in Oxford City, but please do not hesitate in getting in touch anyway. We will try our
best to help! The free meals are aimed towards people who are facing food poverty, isolating, the elderly, single parents and people who are unable to leave their homes. If you are a professional
referring someone that you support, please be aware that this will not replace the support that you have been providing or the support they already have in place. If you are not able to refer online
please give us a call on 07952498589/ 07900300975 and will do it for you.
If you are able to volunteer to help deliver the meals to families around OX4 please sign up
We will look to increase delivery according to demand and funding. Initially we will make and distribute 300 delicious hot meals a week and work with referral partners,
including Donnington Doorstep, Oxford Hub #oxfordtogether who will prioritise families and elderly people in need. Now is a time for deeper collaboration between organisations and now is the time to work intensively at a local level
to make a difference. Massive THANK YOU to Oxford Food Bank , Bucksum farm, Pickle & Lime, Oxford Sandy Lane Farm for the amazing surplus donated and to Julia Happy Cakes for the delicious treats. Beautiful organisations that enable all of this possible :) Our lovely friends Florence Park Community Centre are cooking delicious meals too on Friday. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
07864028591 if you wish to order. Together we are covering 5 days in the week! Together we are feeding people with nourishing meals, Together we are feeding people with hope and with community
spirit. We are ensuring OX4 comes through this together, strong, healthy and loved.
A note on food and COVID-19: There is currently no evidence to suggest that transmission occurs through the foodborne route. We are scrupulous about food hygiene and always do everything we can
to maintain our 5-star hygiene rating. All our packaging is biodegradable/recyclable : please dispose of it responsibly. We recommend people either move it to another dish, discard packaging and
re-heat OR freeze it for use another day.
Many of you have been asking how you can contribute to our ongoing free meals
We really appreciate your help and consideration.
If you wish to donate to help with the costs of supplying these meals you can do so via our Paypal account on
Paypal.me/FoodwithAConscience or to our Bank account.
Please do get in touch via our email email@example.com for more info.
Please be safe
With Love & Frienship
Sandra & Marie
The OX4 Free Food Crew Project is supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, Oxfordshire Community Foundation, Oxford City Council
Please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help
Food Crew - Half Term Meals
Food Crew are aiming to cover free school meals over the half term break!
We'll aim to contact you after you've filled out the form. If you don't hear from us - please email Naomi at email@example.com
Please aim to fill out this form by Monday 26th October. If you fill out afterwards we will still get back to you but we might not be able to provide your meals for the whole week.
INFORMATION ABOUT THIS INITIATIVE
The OX4 Free Food Crew is a brand new partnership between 'Ark-T', 'Waste2Taste', 'Flo’s - The Place in the Park'. We were set up in the spring to alleviate food poverty for people affected by
COVID-19. Our organisations are passionate about ensuring that those most in need at this time can receive the warmth, love and comfort which comes from healthy home-cooked food.
INFORMATION ABOUT PROVISION AND COVERAGE
OX4 Postcodes in Oxford City only. If you are a professional referring someone that you support, please be aware that this will not replace the support that you have been providing. There's more
information about Food Access here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PQdt1C4RmMh1-Iy_7HroiRpyZpLwf_ULkIHKvwedbOw
Just a little update from us at
As you know, for the past 7 months we have been
committed to #OX4FREEFOODCREW cooking up free
meals from our lovely kitchen for those worst affected in Oxford by COVID-19.
During this time, we have provided more
than 4000 cooked meals with the support of Ark-T ,Oxfordfoodbank, SOFEA, Bucksum and HappyCakesuk in partnership with Flosoxford and Oxforhub. Prioritising people over 70’s and with underlying
conditions, isolated, single parents, homeless and vulnerably housed adults.
As numbers have increased we will continue to supply
these meals for the months ahead. Aiming to supply 200 free meals a week.
Please do get in touch if you know anyone who could
benefit from these meals.
Our much-loved community café @Ark-t Centre has now
opened its doors , and we are so happy to be
These have been unprecedented times, especially for
small businesses like us who have lost 100% of our income from external catering and café. More than ever we need your help to recover.
Please do get in touch with us if you need
any external catering service or are able to support our work somehow, with surplus veg
from your allotment, cleaning products, volunteering, takeaway boxes or with a small donation towards the cost of a home cooked meal.
We are Community focused, so we will keep doing just
This is the time for us to get together with kindness
and respect to help others to the best of our abilities.
We are all in this
MUCH LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP FROM
Since we started the project on the 7th April Waste2Taste alone
have provided :
- 2500 meals to present date (1st August)
- Delivered 30 food Parcels to those who need it.
- Made 40 + welfare phone calls per week to people living alone providing 4 hrs of support each week and have been setting up 'Cooking Bag
When we closed our doors on 17th March we had one of our
‘Cooking for Health and Wellbeing' courses up and running.
It was sad that the group had to be postpone as they were bonded and enjoying the sessions.
We have kept in touch with the participants through a Whatsapp group
and phone calls.
We have been sending them a bag of ingredients with a recipe, they make the meal and send us photographs of the process and end results. This is proving to be a real hit, great fun and
keeps their minds occupied.
The OX4 Free Food Crew is a brand new partnership between Ark-T, Waste2Taste Flo’s – The Place in the Park, and Oxford Hub, which we have set up to alleviate food poverty for people affected by
On Wednesday and Saturdays Flo’s will be providing cooked meals from 12pm-2pm
from Flo’s The Place in the Park, Rymers Lane, OX43JZ
On Tuesday and
Thursdays Wate 2 Taste will be providing cooked meals between 12pm-2pm from The Venue on Barnes
Oxford Hub are organising distribution through their networks to the people who need it most at this time- those who are vulnerable or self isolating.
If you know someone in need of a cooked meal please phone 07957105129 or use the
online referral link here.
The full details about the scheme here:
OX4 Free Food Crew
Our dear friends @ Oxford Food Bank sadly closed their base on Friday 27th
March. We wish them our love and look forward to seeing them again soon.
Our surplus during this difficult period will come from our great friends at
Bucksum Farm and Oxford City Farm. SOFEA have also kindly offered to supply us with fresh surplus food.