OMA is a proud member of OX4 Food Crew, an alliance of 9 grassroots organisations working towards a shared aim: that everyone in OX4 has enough food, is well nourished and can thrive.
We need your help to fund essential food supplies for those in need this winter.
The provision of food in the form of food parcels, home delivered cooked meals, and community ‘pay as you can’ meals is the core of what we do at OX4 Food Crew. We simply cannot deliver this service without the food we require. The OX4 Food Crew is facing unprecedented challenges this winter. Winters are always a difficult time. But this year we are facing a crisis. That crisis is threatening to cripple our ability to sustain the capacity we have created and the services our beneficiaries have come to rely upon.
The cost of living crisis has exacerbated food insecurity faced by our communities. In addition to the thousands of individuals and families who have engaged with support over the past three years, many more new people are now coming forward to access support, placing considerable strain on our already stretched resources. Alongside rising demand for food, there have been considerable food shortages amongst the partnership’s major food suppliers.
We must act now.
We aim to harness the power of our partnership working and bulk purchase essential additional food supplies which have become unavailable through food surplus programs. We need to be able to purchase, store, coordinate and distribute vital additional food supplies across our network of nine organisations to meet increased demand and decreased resources. This will help us maintain the capacity we have worked so hard to create.
Our joint purchasing power and our cooperative, coordinated approach is an efficient and effective way of tackling this problem but we cannot do it without your support.
Please consider donating to our fundraiser so we can raise the funds we need to purchase, store and distribute food supplies to the increasing number of people in our community who are in need.
You can donate quickly and easily on our appeal page here.
Thank you so much for your support.