The Rose Hill Community Larder runs in partnership with SOFEA (South Oxfordshire Food and Education Alliance) co-founded by Richard Kennell a former pupil of Magdalen College School Oxford

SOFEA aims to reduce food waste, offer good affordable food and provide local training or work opportunities. The charity has supported the creation of a number of local food larders, including the Rose Hill Community Larder, staffed by school volunteers.

The Larder is co-ordinated by one of the teachers, Mrs Kenyon, and a Facebook page connects with users by sharing food-saving tips and healthy-eating recipes

Users sign up to pay £14 per month and each week can take 10 grocery items plus fruit and vegetables. Typical groceries include porridge, pasta, rice, tinned goods, vegetable oil and cereal, as well as chocolate and snacks such as crisps and cake. Fruit and vegetables are plentiful; anything from mangoes to mushrooms!

Sometimes there are extras to take away too, such as household cleaning items, toothpaste and shampoo, nappies or pet food.

“I’ve made some great family suppers, saved money and met some lovely people. Thank you all and see you next week!”

Mandy, larder member

To become a member, sign up at or phone Caroline on 07377 181472. Everyone is welcome.

Together, let’s fight food waste, make food affordable and strengthen our Rose Hill Community!