SOFEA was founded in 2014 to serve the needs of families in the Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Our vision is to supply local charities with fresh, nutritional produce and to provide training for those disadvantaged in the labour market.
Our training programmes help people of all ages develop the skills they need to move into meaningful, paid employment. SOFEA also receives surplus food from local retailers and redistribute it to organisations which feed people who might otherwise go hungry.
When we opened our doors, we started serving the community with only one staff member, 6 volunteers and 25 trainees. It’s exciting how fast things have changed!
Some of our proudest achievements are:
Supporting over 120 young people to complete training programmes
Helping over 130 people, including trainees, volunteers and long-term unemployed people to gain qualifications
Winning Didcot First’s Business and Community Award 2015