Botley community fridge

IMG_20200404_124640378THE BOTLEY COMMUNITY FRIDGE IS TEMPORARILY A FOOD PARCEL DELIVERY SERVICE ONLY

We are one of Oxford’s three formal food delivery hubs, serving OX1 and OX2.  Please click here for details about weekly food deliveries to people who are self-isolating and/or in need.

We are also providing an ad hoc fresh food delivery service Monday-Saturday, plus a few parcels for homeless people.  If you need a single parcel of fresh and/or non-perishable food, please preferably fill in this form or else contact 07759 135811.  Here is a little video made by Orit about our current operations:

A daily rota of drivers is picking up fresh food and bringing it to the hall; and a second rota of volunteers is packing and delivering the food.  Here is our risk assessment for all this.

The physical fridge is temporarily shut due to concerns over coronavirus.

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The Botley community fridge is a small fridge with a big heart.  Anyone can put food into it, and anyone can take food out.  Its main aim is to reduce food waste.  The shelving next to it holds nonperishables, and its main aim is to feed people in need.

Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, 81 West Way, Botley OX2 9JY

Mon-Sat 10am-4pm
Sun 11am-4pm
Priority for people in need

Individuals can put in fruit, vegetables, bread/pastry and non-perishables.  Registered food businesses can also put in cooked food.  No raw meat/fish, eggs, cooked rice, or food past its ‘use by’ date please!  Good quality food past its ‘best before’ date is fine.

Click the Facebook sign and ‘like’ the page for regular updates on the contents of the fridge.  You can also read the blog to find out what setting up the fridge has entailed.  Click below for more information:

Thank you to the Sprout, the Coop and Rowse for funding; and to Tesco and Sainsbury’s for providing food.  The Botley community fridge is managed by a wonderful group of volunteers who check it on a daily basis.

Riki would be happy to talk to you if you are thinking of setting up your own community fridge:

Thank you so much for your lovely email and helpful attachments…  I’m delighted (and excited) to confirm that the members agreed to run with the community fridge project…  Speaking to yourself and Clare made all the difference and it certainly helped me to be able to share your advice and experiences…  thanks again for your help.  Ali. Oakridge Baptist Church, High Wycombe.”

Contact Riki at 07759 135811 or riki@phonecoop.coop

Please see the ‘Botley community fridge’ blog on the right for the story of the fridge so far.