About Us

Find out who we are and what we stand for. At Good Food Oxfordshire we take great pride in our efforts to end food poverty and provide resources for healthier, more sustainable living through food.


What Is Our Aim?

The aim of Good Food Oxfordshire is to identify and catalyse actions by individuals and organisations that will promote a healthy, fair, ethical and environmentally sustainable food system in Oxford and Oxfordshire. Good Food Oxfordshire supports initiatives that increase the beneficial outcomes from our food system – as set out in the Oxfordshire Good Food Charter. In 2021, Good Food Oxford became Good Food Oxfordshire to pay tribute to the increasingly county-wide nature of our work. 

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About Good Food Oxfordshire

Good Food Oxford was launched in December 2013 in order to help support the existing work of many organisations in and around the city to improve our food system, to catalyse new initiatives and collaborations, and to encourage more joined-up thinking, research and policy around food issues.

After a public meeting, a steering group was formed to take GFO forward. Further meetings and consultations were held during the first half of 2014 to draft the Oxford Good Food Charter, a statement of values for a better food system in Oxford. The charter was launched during Low Carbon Oxford Week in June 2014. In its first year, GFO was run on a largely voluntary basis with some staff time and incubator support given by Low Carbon Oxford, Low Carbon Hub and Cultivate.

Since then over 150 organisations have signed the Charter and GFO has delivered workshops, consultancy, and networking events for our network members. In May 2021 GFO published the first Food Strategy for Oxfordshire, building on our ambitions to expand GFO’s work countywide across Oxfordshire.

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Continuing to Grow

Good Food Oxfordshire is a member of the national Sustainable Food Places initiative, supporting over 40 cities to improve their food systems through cross-sector partnerships.

The Good Food Oxfordshire network continues to grow, and regular network meetings have been established. The relationships with both councils and both universities continues to be strengthened. Good food events were a core part of Low Carbon Oxford Week / Oxford Green Week since 2015, a food poverty report has been published, and the ninth annual Pumpkin Festival took place in 2022.

All of Oxfordshire’s activities for better food were evidenced and rewarded in our receiving the Sustainable Food Cities Bronze Award for Oxford in 2018, and the Sustainable Food Cities Oxfordshire Bronze Award for Oxfordshire in 2021.

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Annual Reports

Annual Reports

You can see our work in more detail in our annual reports from 2015-16, 2017-20182018-192019-20 and 2021-22; 2022-23 and our Action Plan for Oxfordshire 2020-21.

Food Strategy for Oxfordshire

Click on this link to view our Strategy for Oxfordshire 2022-23 building on our ambitions to expand GFO’s work countywide across Oxfordshire.

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