Good Food Oxford strives for everyone in Oxford to eat healthily every day, tackling diet-related ill health and the inequality in access to food, education and skills in Oxford.
On our cooking resources page you can download the Good Food Cooking Toolkit and other useful resources for healthy cooking. The Good Food Cooking Toolkit is a handy guide to creative cooking without recipes – starting from the ingredients you have at hand whether it’s from a seasonal veg box, from an allotment, a foodbank or community fridge. Download the toolkit for free or pick up a copy at one of our GFO events.
On our cooking resources page you can also download the Good Food Cooking Framework, a comprehensive resource for people who teach cooking skills in Oxfordshire. With sections on healthy eating, affordable food and sustainability.
Oxfordshire Food Superstars
Oxfordshire Food Superstars is a campaign developed in collaboration between Oxfordshire County Council, Public Health and Good Food Oxford to help people get the food they need during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The idea is to share information to help people to cook, eat well, grow their own food and waste less. The Oxfordshire Food Superstar resources are designed to connect and inspire individuals, food providers and practitioners by celebrating and sharing best practice and responding to the needs for our communities and food providers. The campaign is community facing and in partnership with anybody who is helping people to get the food they need and those struggling to access food.
Where to Find Good Food
Buying Good Food
- Local Food Supplier Directory
- Oxford Markets Listing
- Veg box deliveries in Oxfordshire
- Where to shop plastic-free in Oxford
- The Good to Grow map can help you find a community garden near you where you can start growing food and meet like-minded people.
- Oxford Foraging and Wild Food Map
- Replenish Oxfordshire blog with information on growing food, composting and avoiding food waste
- Harvest @ Home provide home growing kits to households in need
Community food services & food equity resources
- Food Access Services Database and Map
- Healthy Start Vouchers
- Community Emergency Food Bank
- Feeding the Gaps
- The Oxford Food Bank
- Oxford Food Surplus Cafe
- Research paper on Nutritional adequacy and content of food bank parcels in Oxfordshire Download
- Healthwatch Oxfordshire, Oxford Community Action and Replenish Oxfordshire have published Tetum, Swahili, Somali and Arabic translations of a leaflet explaining food labels for those receiving food parcels from foodbanks and other community food services. Download
Skills and Training
- Health Exercise Nutrition for the Really Young (HENRY)
- South Oxfordshire Food and Education Academy (SOFEA)
Our research and projects
Good Food Oxford offer support, consultancy and publicity to our network members working towards food equity. We also undertake s a variety of research and projects to bring healthy, affordable food to those in need including:
- Supporting a real living wage for all and the Oxford Food Access Alliance
- Mapping project of food outlets in Rose Hill, Blackbird Leys and Barton – Report from Oxford Student Consultancy for Good Food Oxford
- Food Poverty in Oxford: A Qualitative Study in Barton and Rose Hill – F. Hansford & R. Friedman
- Piloting food access interventions in Barton, one of Oxford’s regeneration areas, as part of NHS England’s Healthy New Towns programme.
- Presentations and training on food poverty in Oxford.
- Partnering with local authority and Public Health to deliver Health and Wellbeing outcomes.
- Delivering healthy food activities and training in regeneration areas each year as part of Oxford Green Week.