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City of Oxford College and Reading College launch this year's SOFEA community larder project

18 November 2020

Business students at City of Oxford College and Reading College campuses are excited to launch this year's SOFEA Community Larder. 

The community larder will provide students with a fantastic opportunity to develop their employability skills - whilst helping staff and other students save money on their grocery shopping. ​The project also reinforces our sustainability driver, as it helps reduce food waste. 

​How does the community larder work?

Any student or staff who wishes to purchase from the community larder must become a member by visitng the SOFEA website​ and completing a registration form. 

​To ensure the community larder is a Covid-safe space, members will be allocated a timeslot to collect their items and all payments will be by direct debit. ​

How much does it cost?

The SOFEA community larder project offers great value. The joining fee is a one-off payment of £10 per year, with individual memberships from £3.50 per week and family memberships from £7 per week.

With an individual membership, you'll get 10 non-perishable items (such as pasta or tins) per week, plus fruit and vegetables. With a family membership, you'll get twice as much. 

Which skills will students develop?

As part of this project, students at Activate Learning will develop invaluable employability skills, such as using their own initiative and managing workloads, solving problems, collaboration, team working and critical thinking.

Where can I find the community larder on campus?

Please note, sessions will take place weekly during term-time only. 

  • City of Oxford College - D312 (Dorn) every Wednesday, 2.30-3.30 pm (from 18 November)
  • Reading College - every Thursday 9-11.20am (from 19 November)