“Univ has been working with the Gatehouse for over a year now and supplies additional food for the Guests in term time. Univ also raises much needed funds through sponsored events and increases awareness of the project and homelessness issues in Oxford.” – Kat Horne, Director of the Gatehouse Project
Univ and The Gatehouse
Univ provides an excellent range of food for students and fellows every day of the week during term, whilst out of term we meet the needs of an ever growing summer school and conference business, plus our own staff; we employ fully qualified chefs and kitchen assistants and are proud to have a level-5 hygiene certificate to our name. We are conscious not just of the waste we generate, but of the high proportion of insecurely housed people and rough sleepers in Oxford; but putting the two together was tricky until we joined with Wadham College and the Oxford Gatehouse. Now we send food to The Gatehouse two or three times a week; our students fund-raise for the charity and we work, in partnership with them and other associated organisations, to find practical solutions to a city- and country-wide problem. We cannot solve this alone, or overnight; but we can plug away every day at supporting those charities in Oxford who work in this field.