Layla Moran visits Botley Community Fridge to “celebrate everything they’re doing” and lends a helping hand
Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, visited the Botley Community Fridge in Seacourt Hall earlier today to “celebrate everything they’re doing” and helped pack and deliver food parcels to the self-isolating and vulnerable.
Layla said the community fridge is an “incredible service to the community during coronavirus”, noting that even though the physical fridge was closed that hadn’t stopped organisers from doing their bit to help those in need.
The MP visited to find out more about the work the community fridge was doing during the pandemic, and to ask them what further support they need.
Everyone kept 2 metres apart during the visit at all times. The community fridge takes food donations from local supermarkets, which are then packaged and driven to people who have requested help.
Commenting, Layla said:
“It was my pleasure to visit the Botley Community Fridge today, lend a hand and celebrate everything they’re doing for those in need.
“This lockdown is such an isolating experience, and it’s fantastic to know that our community is still going despite all that.
“Even though the fridge itself is obviously closed at the moment, that hasn’t stopped its organisers and volunteers from providing an incredible service to the community during coronavirus.
“I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone working hard to get food to the self-isolating and the vulnerable — you’re superstars.”
Botley Community Fridge organiser Riki Therivel said:
“It’s wonderful how the west Oxford community has come together to provide food parcels to people in need or who are self-isolating. The parcels are going all over Oxford and beyond. There’s a real need for them, and we’re pleased to be able to help.”