In Oxford, you can find various options for free and low-cost food, including:
- Community fridges and larders
- Community support groups
- Food banks
Community fridges are open to everyone, with no referral needed. They aim to reduce food waste by sharing surplus food for free.
|St Peter and St Paul Church, OX2 9JY
|Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 11am to 2pm
|St Barnabas Church, OX2 6BG
|Tuesdays and Thursdays
|Community centre on Canal Street: Tuesdays, 5.30pm to 6.30pm; Church on Cardigan Street: Thursdays, 2pm to 4pm
|South Oxford Community Centre, OX1 4RP
|Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
|12pm to 2pm
|Christian Life Centre, OX4 2AF
|3pm to 6pm
|Marson Giving Garage, Elsfiels Road, OX3 0PR
|9am to 11am, if volunteers are available
Community larders are low-cost food clubs open to everyone, helping you save on your weekly shop. Members pay £3.50 or £7 a week for 10 or 20 cupboard goods, with usually unlimited fruit and veg.
Find a local community larder:
Opening day and time*
Barton Neighbourhood Centre
Underhill Circus, OX3 9LS
10am to 12pm
2pm to 7pm
Leys Pools and Leisure Centre
Pegasus Road, OX4 6JL
2pm to 4pm
St. Peter & St. Paul Church Hall
2 Church Way, OX2 9JY
3.30pm to 5.30pm
Cutteslowe Community Centre
31 Wren Road, OX2 7SX
2pm to 4pm
St Clement's Family Centre
Cross Street, Oxford, OX4 1DA.
2.30pm to 5pm
Rose Hill Community Centre
Carole's Way, OX4 4HF
2pm to 4pm
West Oxford Community Centre
Botley Road, OX2 0BT
*Check the local larder's website or Facebook page for current opening times.
Community support groups
Oxford has numerous groups providing emergency food parcels, ongoing food support, and other essentials. Most accept self-referrals.
Discover these groups on our food services map or find more on our grants webpage.
Food services map
Together with Feeding The Gaps and Good Food Oxfordshire, we've created a map of services providing free or low-cost food in Oxford.
Find local services easily, whether they're open access or referral-based. Click on the map pointers for more details.
If you're aware of a service not listed, please email email@example.com to help us keep the map updated.