In the short time since we began,
some of the outcomes we have achieved are:

  • 120 young people completed training programmes and progressed to full time employment or back into full time education in our first two years of operation.
  • 30 new Trainees currently on training programmes in 2016-17
  • 200 people given confidence building opportunities in the period September 2014- May 2016
  • 130 People given qualifications, including Trainees, long term unemployed, staff and volunteers
  • 1 million meals provided from food valued at £1.5m in the period September 2014 to May 2016
  • 500 tonnes of food redistributed to other not for profit organizations and kept from landfill in the period September 2014 to May 2016
  • Network of over 100 organisations recruited to receive food to May 2016, in the geographical area containing Didcot, South Oxfordshire, Banbury, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Slough, High Wycombe, Reading, Newbury and Swindon
  • Network of local employers working directly with us to provide employment opportunities including Tesco, Chefdirect, Batter Bathrooms, Digital Barriers
  • 10 staff employed, five of whom have been long term unemployed and/ or have disabilities

85% of the young people completing programmes with SOFEA make positive progressions to further training or employment.

We make every effort to continue to support the remaining 15%, by referring them to appropriate organizations and keeping our door open should they wish to return.