COVID-19: SOFEA Nether Heyford emergency community larder

SOFEA Community Larder

Saturday March 21st 2020

The Nether Heyford Parish Council received an email from South Northamptonshire Food and Education Alliance (SNFEA) regarding details of a new Emergency Community Larder scheme for South Northamptonshire Council that would be launched during the current crisis and managed by the charity SOFEA (South Oxfordshire Food and Education Alliance) who already operate in conjunction with the charity FairShare 

This activity is a direct response of the UK Government arranging major increases in food donations from major supermarkets and the development of a national distribution network for food in response to the developing Coronavirus pandemic.

SOFEA

Website: www.sofea.uk.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SOFEACommunityLarder
Email: communitylarder@sofea.uk.com
Donate: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sofeacommunitylarder

Video message from Richard Kennell, CEO and Founder of SOFEA:

 

Tuesday March 31st 2020

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis: “We currently donate £3m of food every month through our Community Food Connection scheme and distribution centres. On top of that, we’ll also provide £15m of food donations (ambient and fresh) to FareShare and the Trussell Trust over the next 12 weeks – food they need for distribution to community groups and food banks. In addition, we’ll donate £1m between the two organisations to support their continuing operations.

Wednesday April 1st 2020

35 Boxes from the new Emergency Community Larder arrived from SOFEA and were distributed to Nether Heyford residents on the new village “Vulnerable Residents Register” via our village network the “Volunteer Buddy Register” – This includes boxes delivered to Bliss Charity Primary school to reach some families with children who attend the school.

Friday April 3rd 2020

BBC NEWS: Coronavirus: How do I get a food parcel ?  https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51737030

Wednesday April 8th 2020

74 Boxes from the new Emergency Community Larder arrived from SOFEA and were distributed to Nether Heyford residents on the new village “Vulnerable Residents Register” via our village network the “Volunteer Buddy Register” – This includes boxes delivered to Bliss Charity Primary school to reach some families with children who attend the school.

The Nether Heyford village volunteer effort also served as a distribution hub for Old Stratford, Towcester, Blisworth, Harpole and Bliss Charity Primary School 

Monday April 13th 2020

Local News: Community Larder in South Northants comes to Towcester

Wednesday April 15th 2020

98 Boxes from the new Emergency Community Larder arrived from SOFEA and were distributed to Nether Heyford residents on the new village “Vulnerable Residents Register” via our village network the “Volunteer Buddy Register” – This includes boxes delivered to Bliss Charity Primary school to reach some families with children who attend the school.

The Nether Heyford village volunteer effort also served as a distribution hub for Blisworth, Harpole and  Bliss Charity Primary School 

Wednesday April 22nd 2020

98 Boxes from the new Emergency Community Larder arrived from SOFEA and were distributed to Nether Heyford residents on the new village “Vulnerable Residents Register” via our village network the “Volunteer Buddy Register” – This includes boxes delivered to Bliss Charity Primary school to reach some families with children who attend the school.

The Nether Heyford village volunteer effort also served as a distribution hub for Blisworth, Milton Malsor, Harpole, Bliss Charity Primary School and Daventry Hill School.

Wednesday April 29th 2020

93 Boxes & 93 Bags of Vegetables from the new Emergency Community Larder arrived from SOFEA and were distributed to Nether Heyford residents on the new village “Vulnerable Residents Register” via our village network the “Volunteer Buddy Register” – This includes boxes delivered to Bliss Charity Primary school to reach some families with children who attend the school.

The Nether Heyford village volunteer effort also served as a distribution hub for Crick, Harpole,  Bliss Charity Primary School and Daventry Hill School.

Wednesday May 6th 2020

Boxes from the new Emergency Community Larder arrived from SOFEA and were distributed to Nether Heyford residents on the new village “Vulnerable Residents Register” via our village network the “Volunteer Buddy Register” – This includes boxes delivered to Bliss Charity Primary school to reach some families with children who attend the school.

The Nether Heyford village volunteer effort also served as a distribution hub for Crick, Harpole,  Bliss Charity Primary School and Daventry Hill School.

Wednesday May 13th 2020

Boxes from the new Emergency Community Larder arrived from SOFEA and were distributed to Nether Heyford residents on the new village “Vulnerable Residents Register” via our village network the “Volunteer Buddy Register” – This includes boxes delivered to Bliss Charity Primary school to reach some families with children who attend the school.

The Nether Heyford village volunteer effort also served as a distribution hub for Crick, Harpole, Daventry, Woodford Halse,  Bliss Charity Primary School and Daventry Hill School.

Larder Membership Forms

Nether Heyford Emergency Community Larder – Membership Forms:
All recipients of the food boxes from the SOFEA Nether Heyford Emergency Community Larder are required to sign membership forms to ensure food traceability/security and an important audit trail for the charity. (Please note: The form mentions direct debit as the previous SOFEA membership scheme was a paid for subscription – during the crisis however membership is free.)

Larder application form:
Nether Heyford Emergency Community Larder – Application Form PDF

Privacy Statement:
Nether Heyford SOFEA Emergency Community Larder – Privacy Statement PDF

Returning a completed application form options:

  • The form can be completed at home and posted during a daily exercise walk by the village green at The Editor, Sunrise Cottage, The Green, Nether Heyford (Please just use the postbox only)
  • Alternatively an online version/photo/scan can be returned via email to: heyford_prattler@yahoo.co.uk
  • Remaining forms will also be collected next Wednesday 6th May by the delivery volunteers.

Jez Wilson – 18/05/2020

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