The MCS Community has come together to create this exciting initiative to run Rose Hill Community Larder, with a mission to reduce food waste and provide access to good, affordable food.
The larder is run in partnership with SOFEA, a charity established by MCS alumnus Richard Kennel. SOFEA is a charity that rescues and re-distributes food surplus to community organisations throughout the Thames Valley region, providing access to inexpensive, high-quality food while reducing wastage.
|When||Every Tuesday, 2.30 – 4pm. Check our Facebook page for updates on events and timings.|
|Where||Rose Hill Community Centre|
|Who||Everybody is welcome.|
|How||Visit the SOFEA website where our friendly colleagues will help you sign up. The monthly cost is £14 for a single/couple membership or £28 for a family which allows you to choose 10 (or 20) grocery items per week. Fresh fruit and vegetables are unlimited!|
Rose Hill Community Larder is staffed by pupil volunteers as part of the school’s Community Service Organisation (CSO) programme whereby the Lower Sixth contributes to community projects across Oxfordshire for one afternoon a week. The pupil volunteers are assisted by additional helpers from the MCS parent and staff body.
During the Covid-19 country-wide lockdown, between March and August 2020, the larder proved to be a lifeline for the local community: