Rose Hill Community Larder

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.

About the project

When Every Tuesday, 2 – 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 cost is £3.50 for a single/couple membership or £7 for a family which allows you to take 10 or 20 items respectively. Fresh fruit and vegetables are unlimited!

How is MCS involved?

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:

hours of MCS volunteer time
boxes of groceries and bags of fruit and vegetables
weekly larder users

How to support the Community Larder