Layla Moran helped pack and deliver food parcels to the self-isolating and vulnerable, as she celebrated the work the group is doing to help others.
Layla, MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, said the community fridge is an “incredible service to the community during coronavirus”, noting that even though the physical fridge was closed that hadn’t stopped organisers from doing their bit to help those in need.
Layla praised the work of the community; “I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone working hard to get food to the self-isolating and the vulnerable — you’re superstars.”
The MP visited to find out more about the work the community fridge was doing during the pandemic, and to ask them what further support they need.
Layla said: “This lockdown is such an isolating experience, and it’s fantastic to know that our community is still going despite all that.
“Even though the fridge itself is obviously closed at the moment, that hasn’t stopped its organisers and volunteers from providing an incredible service to the community during coronavirus."
Botley Community Fridge organiser Riki Therivel said: “It's wonderful how the west Oxford community has come together to provide food parcels to people in need or who are self-isolating.
"The parcels are going all over Oxford and beyond. There's a real need for them, and we're pleased to be able to help.”
Everyone kept 2 metres apart during the visit at all times. The community fridge takes food donations from local supermarkets, which are then packaged and driven to people who have requested help.