Help us to fund OUFC’s work supporting Cherwell Larder

23rd Jan 2021

Cherwell Community Larder

Over lockdown OUFC undertook a fantastic initiative to provide meals for Cherwell Community Larder. They help provide food to those who are struggling and while acting in conjunction with Oxford food banks, they aim to provide sustainable solutions to get meals to those most in need. The club provided and delivered 200 meals to be distributed by Cherwell Larder and we have committed to help that work continue. For details of the project and a video describing it, see here .

We have offered to finance another month of meals from OxVox funds, and donations from the committee, but we would love to do more. They need everything from volunteers to vehicles and I am sure that we as a fanbase can help their work as they branch out round Oxfordshire.

Having visited Cherwell Larder at their Kidlington headquarters today I have a real appreciation for the hard work they are doing. We have a donations page set up and we hope to raise a lot of money to help fund this great work, but there is also the need for volunteers, expertise and other items.

DONATIONS – Visit https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/oxfood-united-in-tackling-hunger to make an online cash donation to the project – small donations are welcome, every £1 will enable one more meal to be funded.

The Larder distributes food and clothes so both are welcome but also encourages catering  establishments/farms and allotment growers to pass on their excess to use.

If you feel you could help with any of this then please let us know. In particular volunteer drivers, someone who could help build their website and if there is anyone able to service and MOT a small truck that we hope to donate then those would all be a fantastic help.

Laptops and tablets

We have also joined the club in helping to support their ambitious project to provide laptops and tablets for some of the disadvantaged pupils in local schools. As we move forward with this project it would be great to know of anyone with a company or background in electronic equipment. The cheaper they can be sourced, the more we hope to send out. At this stage if anyone is able to offer advice on this it would be a huge help in getting us off on the right foot.