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This year on Saturday 25th December 2021, the awesome team at Oxford Community Action are hoping to host a community meal, for local people and families to come together, celebrate and enjoy a free meal.We need your support to make this happen!
In partnership with the OX4 Food Crew, we would like to offer a warm and welcoming space at Donnington Doorstep, where anyone can drop by, either alone or with their family, to have delicious food, some company and maybe even unwrap a small gift... we need your help to make this happen!
In order to make this meal a success, we need to raise £3500 to buy the food, small gifts and other essential supplies needed to make this event the fantastic space we know it can be!
Why is it needed?
This year the Christmas Break will be particularly challenging for many people in OX4 and beyond. The high levels of deprivation in the area, combined with ongoing effects of the pandemic, as well as closures to schools and services, means that many individuals and families will not have enough to eat during the holiday season.
As a grassroots community-led organisation Oxford Community Action is deeply aware of the high levels of deprivation and multiple challenges faced by individuals and families locally. Throughout the pandemic we have supported over 500 families on a weekly basis, with vital food supplies and culturally appropriate outreach and support. Through this and our partnership working with the OX4 Food Crew, we have heard how difficult this day will be for many local families in Oxford and we would like to do something about this!
This meal forms part of a series of community meals offered by the OX4 Food Crew Partnership over the Winter Break this year.
The dates and times for these are:
Thursday 16th December 12.30 – 3pm (Waste2Taste / Ark-T)
Monday 3rd January 1-3pm (Flo’s the Place in the Park)
For further details about these, alternative food support or the partnership visit: www.ox4freefoodcrew.co.uk
Oxford Community Action
Community Action is a not for profit company founded in 2020, to support Black and Minoritised Individuals and Communities to tackle and overcome barriers created by structural inequalities (e.g. labour market and ethnic health inequalities) that prevent BAME individuals and communities from reaching their full potential and enjoying equal representation and participation as active citizens within UK institutions and wider civil society.
Since the beginning of the pandemic OCA has been supporting local communities with Food Support and has distributed over 30,000 parcels since April last year. OCA currently supports over 500 families on a regular basis.
Alongside food work, OCA is also involved in a range of other projects that promote community development, social inclusion and social justice.For more information, check out OCA’s website here: www.oxfordcommunityaction.org
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