Oxford Community Action

Yesterday, we welcomed our volunteers, long-time supporters, and other special guests for the unofficial opening of OCA Kitchen Community Café. It was a lovely party and we were delighted to see so many friends coming to support us and celebrate this incredible milestone.
We were incredibly grateful to Councillor Lubna Arshad Oxford Labour, the incoming Mayor of Oxford and our loyal supporter, for leading the ceremony.
Thank you to the members of John Bunyan Baptist Church, our landlords, for joining us on this special occasion. A huge cheers to our partners at the OX4 Food Crew who came last night to share our joy and excitement for this new beginning.
Thank you to Cllr Jabu Nala-Hartley, Oxford Community Foundation, OCVA, University of Oxford, Healthwatch Oxfordshire, Aspire Oxfordshire, and all our other esteemed guests for being there, for your support, encouragement and advice, and for working with us on projects that mean so much to our communities.
We were so happy to see Bayer Neverloosen, winners of our Eid Extravaganza charity football tournament back in April. We had promised them a dinner on us in our own venue to celebrate their win – and finally, we could deliver!
Bayer Neverloosen and the other teams who took part in the OEE Coronation Cup helped raise over £2,000 for a group of orphaned girls in Somalia we’ve been supporting throughout the years, ensuring they can stay in school and learn a profession in order to become financially independent.
Thank you to our DJ, the all-round talented Euton Daley for providing the soundtrack to this momentous event.
An you-are-all-amazing, through-the-roof thank you to our chefs at OCA Kitchen Oxford, Camille, Cllr. Imade Edosomwan, Touhida, and Sarah Hamidi for preparing the delicious food our guests enjoyed. You are the bedrock of this project.
We hope to see you again soon at the OCA Kitchen Community Café!
The café will be open to the public from Monday to Thursday 9am till 4pm, starting Monday next week (June 26).