What impact do we make?
In 2021 we:
In 2020-21, 408 young people engaged in our education, employability and wellbeing programmes.
Young people show a 46% improvement in their overall mental wellbeing after 3 months.
97% pass rate at Maths and English GCSE.
87% of young people progressed into further education or employment.
SOFEA prevented 1,853 tonnes of food from going to landfill, worth £2.7m.
SOFEA distributed food to 189 not-for-profit organisations.
4,011,502 meals were provided to vulnerable members.
27 Community Larders, run in partnership between local community groups and SOFEA.
1,798 Community Larder members, provided with food along with other bespoke services.
SOFEA has employed 49 young people on the KickStart programme.
60% of our staff have faced serious barriers to their employment.
Since July 2021, SOFEA refurbished 94 laptops and desktops and distributed them to the digitally excluded.