Foodboxes

Click on the logo to listen to an interview about the Foodbox Fund from an interview on BBC Radio Oxford.

We are currently living through challenging circumstances and our values are prompting us to step up on behalf of our families and community.

Many families and individuals are facing a new level of hardship through the current situation, some examples of this are:

  • Financially:
    • Those who were previously struggling financially are finding it even harder
    • Many have lost their main source of income either through losing their job or are waiting for the government’s funding.
  • Ill- health:
    • Those who have received a letter from the NHS asking them to shield due to being in the highest risk category.
    • Those who have been self isolating for seven days or more due to following government guidance after displaying symptoms of Covid-19.

Tyndale Community School and its partners are creating foodboxes which are designed to feed a family of four for seven days. These foodboxes are packed at Tyndale Community School and are then delivered each week by volunteers and members of staff.

Who do I contact for a foodbox?

To receive a foodbox you must be referred from a community organisation: such as your child’s school, social services, your GP, your church (these are just examples and this list is not exhaustive).

Completed referral forms do not guarantee a foodbox as they are prioritised for those who need them most in line with our referral policy. If you attend Tyndale Community School and receive Free School Meals, we are providing Foodboxes instead of the £15 food voucher.

Foodbox referrals

If you would like to make a referral on behalf of a client, please download a form from the link below.

Click here for a link to the form.

Please ensure the form is return to foodboxes@tyndalecommunityschool.co.uk

If a school is referring a child with benefits-related free school meals, we kindly request the FSM funding goes towards the cost of the foodbox.

How are foodboxes funded?

We rely on financial donations for The Foodbox Fund. At a cost of under £20 per foodbox, please consider whether you are able to donate any amount on a weekly or monthly basis. Additionally, any one-off donations are warmly received too.

Hope Vineyard Oxford is partnering with Tyndale Community School by collecting donations to ensure that food is provided for both families in need and vulnerable people in Oxford.

As a charity, Hope Vineyard can claim gift-aid for The Foodbox Fund, which increases the value of donations by 25%. We do not anticipate this, however, if for any reason there is a surplus that cannot be used for foodboxes, we will use donations to provide food for those in need within Oxford and the surrounding area.

Volunteering

In order for this to happen, we need volunteers to pack or deliver. If you are willing to volunteer, please email foodboxes@tyndalecommunityschool.co.uk and you will be sent further information.

Our Partners