OX4 Food Crew - You and food
What is this about?
Did you know, volunteers from
'OX4 Food Crew'
have been providing food bags and hot meals to the community every week for over three years! Between us we now provide food for over 300 households in OX4 area. This is from our groups - O
xford Community Action (OCA), Oxford Mutual Aid (OMA), and Waste 2 Taste (W2T)
What do we want to know and why?
We've never asked you about what difference the food bags and hot meals have made to you and your family. We know that things are getting more expensive all the time, and it is getting harder. What else could we or others be doing to support you with the cost of living?
Oxford Community Action are leading on 'community research' to listen to the ideas and views of everyone who is part of the food delivery - and what ideas, actions and practical solutions communities and others can build together. What they hear from you will help better support and build action for change.
Who are Healthwatch Oxfordshire?
Healthwatch Oxfordshire is supporting them to do this. Healthwatch Oxfordshire is an
charity for people who use health and social care services. It listens to what matters to local people and makes sure their views are heard by the people who make decisions about how those services are provided. We will make sure what we hear is reflected to those who can make a difference.
This survey is anonymous - you do not have to say who you are and we will not identify you- but we would love to hear your views!
If you would like the questionnaire in another format or language, or if you would prefer to talk to us, please ask us at Oxford Community Action, or call
Healthwatch Oxfordshire on 01865 520520
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Consent to use your comments.
This survey is anonymous - this means you don't have to say who you are, and you cannot be identified. We need to know if you are happy for your anonymous comments to be used in joint reports (Oxford Community Action, OX4 Food Crew and Healthwatch Oxfordshire) on what we have heard. Healthwatch Oxfordshire is responsible for making sure all your feedback is managed safely and securely. Are you happy for your anonymous comments to be used in reports. Please choose Yes or No:
Yes, I am happy for my direct comments to be used in reports
No, I don’t want my direct comments to be used in reports
Tell us who your food delivery comes from? (tick any that apply)
Oxford Community Action (OCA)
Oxford Mutual Aid (OMA)
Waste 2 Taste
If you get food bags from anywhere else please tell us where e.g. Food larder or food bank
How long have you been getting food this way?
less than a year
How many in your household does the food bag provide for?
Tell us what it would be like if you couldn't get food from here? What impact would it have?
How is the cost of living affecting you and your family and the way you live now?
I can't afford to buy healthy food
I can't afford to travel to shops
I have cut back on spending
I worry about money
I have to work more to make ends meet
My salary is not enough to cover costs
My rent/mortgage is more expensive
My bills are expensive
I collect food from food banks as well as OCA
It has affected my health and wellbeing
It has impacted on my family
It has not affected me
Tell us more about you and your experience of the impact of cost of living on your life
Tell us about why you get a food bag or meal delivery (tick any that apply)
It saves me money
It saves me time
It means I can feed my family
I can get the food I like
I meet people and make friends
I like to support the community
I feel part of the community
I like helping/ volunteering
It makes me feel I belong
I find it hard to find foods for my cultural tastes
it supports my health and mental health
Privacy- no one asks any questions about me
Tell us more about why you get a food or meal delivery and about the difference it has made for you
What - if anything - makes it difficult to find the food of your choice and culture in Oxford?
I don't find it difficult finding the food of my choice and culture in Oxford
The big shops don't offer choice of cultural foods
The food bags don't offer enough choice of cultural foods
Food deliveries are not frequent enough
Food deliveries not enough food/ not enough fresh food
Food banks and larders don't offer cultural foods
Local shops selling cultural foods are expensive
Local shops selling cultural foods are difficult to reach
I don't have a choice- I buy cheapest food on offer, no matter what it is
I want to grow my own food, but I can't find any land
My children won't eat these foods
I want to grow my own food, but I need help to get going
I want to grow my own food but I don't have time
Tell us more about your experience of this
What other support would help you manage the cost of living?
Skills for shopping on a budget
Community meals to reduce costs
Support on managing money
Advice on benefits
Information about health, social care and mental health support
Cooking skills on a budget
Bigger range of food in the bags
More healthy food in the bags
Help with cooking equipment at home
Practical advice on feeding a family
Help with transport to affordable food shops
Help with linking to local health and care support
Tell us what else would be good to support you with the cost of living
Please add anything else you would like to tell us about the food delivery, any suggestions for improvement - or about the cost of living and its impact to you or those living in OX4
Food growing can be a great way to bring community together for fun, getting out, meeting people and sharing food. Would you be interested in joining with others to grow your own food together?
Yes, I would be interested
No, I am not interested
Not sure, I would like to hear more
Yes, and I have a garden space I can share
No, but I have a garden space I can offer for a community group to grow food
Yes, but I don't have much time
Yes, but I would need support e.g. childcare, mobility
Yes, but I would need to learn how to grow food
Tell us more about any ideas you have about this
If members of the community wanted to grow food together what would encourage you to be involved?
Learning skills to grow food
Tools, seeds and equipment to get going to grow food
Growing food together for building community
Finding some land to grow food
Help with preparing and clearing land
I have skills and knowledge I can share
Growing food together as I only have a little time
Food growing for children and young people
Food growing group for women
Food growing group for men
Growing foods of my culture and choice