Community Food Banks

The Oxford Academy is proud to be working in partnership with the Littlemore Community Emergency Food Bank. We will be acting as one of the vital collection points for donations, which are used to help those who need it most in the local area. 

We are also able to help families throughout school holidays by referring them under the "Holiday Scheme" programme. This is to act as a top up for families who would usually benefit from free school meals for children during term time. To find out more or request a referral, simply email us.

Please bring all donations to reception during school or OX4 hours.

A list of the accepted foods are below:

  • Tins of meat                                               
  • Tins of Vegetables - Sweetcorn, Peas, Carrots etc                                 
  • Baked beans
  • Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Tea bags                                                                  
  • Tinned fish
  • Tins of puddings                        
  • Sugar (small bags)
  • Tins of Fruit                                          
  • Biscuits
  • Jams  and other spreads.
  • Pasta Sauces
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Long Life Fruit Juice
  • Long Life Milk
  • Practical Toiletries (toilet rolls, soap, shower gel, toothpaste, sanitary products)

(Please ensure that items are well within their sell by date)

To find out more about the Littmore Community Emergency Food Bank, and how to be referred, visit their website here

Despite our Welfare system in this country many thousands of people still go hungry through debt, sickness, sudden job loss, addiction, marriage breakdown, or simply delays in receiving benefit.

A number of similar projects which have started up in cities all over the country have been amazed to discover this well hidden poverty right in their midst.

In 2016 CEF fed 1483 adults and 868 kids, that's 2,351 people in total.


St Mary & St Nicholas Church in Littlemore run a Community Breakfast every week Monday & Wednesday, and during the school holidays every weekday. The breakfast is completely free, family friendly and everyone is welcome!