Cherwell Collective


Community food project, Cherwell Collective, has received international recognition from the European Economic and Social Committee for its work to stop food waste and feed communities.

Founded in Exeter Hall by Emily Connally, Cherwell Collective is the only UK project to win the €10,000 EESC Civil Solidarity Prize from among 23 European projects recognised for their outstanding contribution to bringing relief to communities during the pandemic.

The High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Amanda Ponsonby, has also presented the Collective with an award ‘in recognition of great and valuable services to the community’.

The Cherwell Collective runs several interconnected projects, including The Cherwell Larder, Harvest@Home and Climatarian Kitchen.

See the full story in the May issue of Kidlington News, to be published in print on 29 April. 

Cherwell Larder volunteers packing food for distribution to those in need in Kidlington and the surrounding area.